Our lead surveyor Jon Charters-Reid is an expert in Listed Buildings having worked on Listed buildings himself during his time as a tradesperson and earlier as an apprentice joiner at the prestigious York Minster.
North Yorkshire is full of buildings ranging from the 1500s to the early 1900s. A listed building, in the United Kingdom is one that has been placed on the Statutory List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without special permission from the local planning authority, which typically consults the relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings.
Owners of listed buildings are, in some circumstances, compelled to repair and maintain them and can face criminal prosecution if they fail to do so or if they perform unauthorised alterations.
It pays to consult an expert about the Listed building you are purchasing.
As well as our years of experience with Listed buildings we are also Chartered Building Engineers and Members of the Chartered Institute of Building. Listed buildings ordinarily need great care, repair and attention as you progress the transaction towards ownership.
We can provide you with the necessary information and yet sensible practical advice about Listed buildings, even those properties within a Conservation Area.