Whether you are just acquiring a listed property or if you already own one, navigating your way around the planning and listed building consent system can seem daunting and we are very happy to assist and guide you through it. We specialise in residential and commercial listed property and can help you get the most from your property. We are appointed by the Listed Property Owners’ Club as the legal advisor to their members.
We understand the special nature of listed properties and have a real passion for the protection, restoration and enjoyment of such properties. Many listed properties have been altered without the necessary permissions and we can help you put things right or devise an alternative solution. We have many trusted specialist architect and surveyor partners who can also help if you have a particular project in mind.
The implications of owning a listed property extend further than consent issues. They are, by their very nature, old and have special needs with regards to energy efficiency and insurance, and often may be affected by old rights or obligations. Listed properties are also prone to boundary disputes so our Litigation and Disputes team can assist if you help in this area.
For those who run a business from their listed property, our Commercial and Property teams are here to help you negotiate the legal minefields you may encounter.
We can also provide support for you and your family and have a responsive Private Client team who can assist you with tax or trust issues and prepare wills.
With offices in both London and the South East, we provide a personal and highly professional service to all of our clients, both UK based and globally.
We can advise in the following specialist areas:
Help and advice can be obtained from your local authority Conservation Officer or from English Heritage. Alternatively the Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC) offers full support to its membership. Free initial telephone advice for LPOC members is offered by our property partner, Suzanne Bowman.