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Listed Buildings Surveys

At Andrew Goodwin Surveyors, we take care to work attentively and conscientiously with all kinds of property. We understand how this is particularly important when it comes to listed buildings and heritage sites, which is why we offer a property survey that is specifically tailored to historic architecture and period features.

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What is a Listed and Historic Building Survey?

Our Listed and Historic Building Surveys work in a similar way to conventional RICS Building Surveys, providing a detailed insight into a property’s condition. In addition to inspecting the grounds, outbuildings and main property, our surveyor will pay particular attention to any unusual period features, using their expertise to report on the property’s construction methods and materials, warn you about defects or potential problems and give recommendations about repair or ongoing maintenance requirements.

With our Listed and Historic Building Surveys, homeowners and potential purchasers can benefit from a detailed description of features including, but not limited to:

  • Thatched roofs
  • Timber frames
  • Period masonry
  • Solid walls
  • Lime render
  • Sash windows
  • Bay windows
  • Original chimney flues and stacks
  • Whether you are considering the purchase of a listed building or already own one, it can be reassuring for a professional to identify flaws in these unusual features and let you know which areas of the building are structurally sound, despite their age.

    Listed Building Consent

    Another important factor to consider when buying a period property is that the National Heritage Trust places certain restrictions on the modification of structures deemed to be of special importance. Before alterations to a listed building can be made, Listed Building Consent will need to be obtained from the Conservation Officer at your local planning authority – failure to do so can result in prosecution.

    You may not intend to alter the property once you move in, but as the owner, you will be liable for any work that has been carried out previously without the proper permission. This includes putting the property back to its original state and potentially facing unlimited fines or even imprisonment.

    As part of your Listed and Historic Building Survey, we will look into this serious matter on your behalf. Our team will check that any modifications to the original building have been made with Listed Building Consent, so you won’t need to worry about legal issues arising once you move in.

    Contact Us

    If you have a period property or a listed building that you would like to have inspected, please get in touch. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about out Listed and Historic Building Surveys, explain in more detail how these differ from a standard Building Survey and arrange an appointment as required. Call us on 01367 244185 or send an email to We look forward to hearing from you.

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