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Am I responsible for repairs to my listed building?Owners of listed buildings are responsible for the repair and maintenance of their property, just like the owners of any other buildings.
Will grant money be available?Historic Scotland and local authorities may provide grants to owners of listed buildings to help with repairs and maintenance. Please see our grants pages for more information.
Won't this make the upkeep of the house more expensive?Although traditional materials can be more expensive, this is not necessarily true. Where the use of particular traditional materials is required, these are often likely to last significantly longer than modern materials, will save you the cost often incurred by the consequences of having used modern materials on a traditionally built house, and are usually more sustainable.
What will happen if I don't repair my listed building?If you fail to keep a listed building in a reasonable state of repair, the planning authority may serve a Repairs Notice. If you fail to comply with this notice the planning authority, with the consent of the Scottish Ministers, may be entitled to acquire it through compulsory purchase.
Who do I go to for advice about what is appropriate?
Who can I go to for practical advice?
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