What qualifies as a Listed Property?
Listed buildings are a type of property that possesses special architectural or historic interest and importance. There are 585900 listed properties across the UK and each country has slightly different listed building consent.
Historic England states that the older the building is, the more likely it is to be listed’ and there are 3 main categories of listed property (Grade I, Grade II*, Grade II). Each grade requires a higher level of planning permission from local authority in order for changes to the made in property. Grade I is the highest, accounting only for 3% of all listed buildings in England.
Different parts of the building are considered ‘listed’ but the majority of the time the entire property’s covered by the listing. For this reason, any changes made to the property must be authorized and regulated by the local authorities.