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Should I try and remove the Grade II listing on my house?

The listing status of our house is debatable - the address does not show as listed but the map shows it as being part of a neighbour's house which is listed. The house is originally late 18thC but contains no original features aside from the walls, having been completely renovated in the late 20thC. My question therefore is whether to argue A) To list the house properly under its actual address (i.e. in accordance with the listing map) or B) Request the house be de-listed as it can be clearly be shown to be a separate property to the listed description on record. I ask purely in terms of house value. Does the snobbery factor of owning a listed house outweigh the inconvenience of more complicated PP/BR? Many thanks

Asked on Feb 11 2017, House Prices in Worcester | Report content

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  • Hi - This is a tricky matter as opinions are largely subjective. Many would argue that listed status certainly would command an extra premium and, you´re absoluetly right, the "snobbery" factor certainly comes into play. On the other hand, if the features are not noticeable, it may not make much of a difference. I would initially suggest talking to a few reputable agents about the matter. Not sure if you´ve looked into it before, but there are tax reliefs for listed buildings that you may be able to benefit from:

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    Answered on Feb 13 2017, Report content
  • In my opinion (having lived in one for 30 years) a Listed Building is a liability not an asset. Good luck with trying to get it de-listed, having lived in a listed early 19th century terrace where nothing but the very undistinguished facade remained. I would not hope to much. If the listing description does not describe the interior best keep quiet, at least if there is no record of the inside there is no evidence of anything you do out of sight.

    Answered on Feb 13 2017, Report content

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