ChatterBank1 min ago
Grade 2 Listed House
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I have a grade two listed house.
You cannot make any alterations without planning permission and premission of the historic buildings officer at your local council.
These alterations have to be sympathetic to the building. If they are not then you will just be told no. If you do it anyway you can be fined and made to put the changes back.
I would strongly urge you not to buy a listed building with the intention of making major changes.
This is the website of SPAB the society for the protection of historic buildings
If you look at the Q&A section you'll find an article "look before you leap" with advice on buying an old property and if you scroll down an article "What is listing"
But if you fall in love with it and and it and are prepared to be flexible owning a historic house can be very rewarding.
The main thing is not to move in and try to make it into a modern house inside with an old interior. It's more like a marriage you and the house both have to make compromises and learn to live together