Have you ever bought a Listed building?

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Charlie Davidson, Associate Solicitor in Bishop & Sewell’s Property team.

Charlie Davidson, an Associate Solicitor at solicitors Bishop and Sewell, explains that whilst there are restrictions and responsibilities to owning a piece of British heritage, if you know what you’re doing and you’re well advised, even Grade 1 should hold no terrors.

A building being Listed is a celebration of that building’s architectural and cultural value. Being Listed also brings a building under the protection of the English planning system, so that it may be preserved for future generations. Buying a Listed property can bring with it unique challenges and responsibilities that you must be alive to during the conveyancing process and beyond.

A Listed building is defined by section 1(5)

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