What to check before buying a home in a conservation area

conservation area

Introduced in the late 1960’s there are now around 10,000 conservation areas in the UK. They are usually attractive areas, with nice looking properties that tend to command premium prices. There can be drawbacks to ownership however, especially if you want to alter the property. How and why are places designated as Conservation Areas? Conservation areas are typically designated in

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What to check before buying a listed building

Listed Tudor cottage

Listed buildings have special architectural and/or historical interest.  As an ownership proposition they tend to ooze character and desirability.  However, restrictions over their use and development, as well as the upkeep obligations and costs, can take the shine off. If the current owner has carried out any unauthorised works or modifications, then the liability to remedy the situation will pass

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