Making the grade with a listed home
By James Greenwood of Stacks Property Finders
‘Before you buy, see the local council listed buildings officer who will give an indication of whether your proposed changes seem appropriate,’ says James Greenwood, of Stacks Property Search.
‘Check if any specific feature underpins the listed status — this is likely to be non-negotiable in terms of modifications.
‘Grade I and Grade II* properties are a much more serious matter than Grade II — the chances of getting permission to make changes are remote, so purchasers need to be sure that they love the property as it is.’