Listed building insurance

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Insuring your listed building

Listed properties tend to have a greater rebuild cost than standard homes, meaning that they can be subject to larger insurance premiums. Therefore, working with a specialist insurance provider such as HomeProtect will ensure that you can achieve the best possible quote for your circumstances. If in doubt, contact a Quantity Surveyor to arrange a Professional Rebuilding Cost Assessment.

To reduce the risk of claiming on your property, you should carry out a regular inspection of your listed property, keeping your eyes peeled for damage to the roof, drainage issues and damp patches.

What is a listed building?

What is a listed building?

A listed building is one of architectural or historical significance that is protected by listing marks.

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What does insurance cost on a grade 2 listed building?

The majority of listed buildings in the UK are grade 2 buildings, and although the cost of insurance varies for every property, listed buildings come with a high premium. This is because rebuilding an older property often requires specialist tradespeople and materials which are not readily available.

Grades of listed buildings explained

Because a number of buildings will sometimes be recorded in a single listing, the exact number of listed properties in the UK is not known. It is estimated to be around 500,000. There are varying categories for England and Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Maintaining a listed property

If you own a listed property, you are responsible for its maintenance. This can be a difficult task, considering that many of the techniques used to build the house may have fallen out of use. For this, you will need a specialist contractor. Traditionally, specialist works are more expensive, which is a primary reason for seeking specialist house insurance for a listed property.

Before you undertake any work on your listed house you must seek permission from your local authority. This applies to both internal and external changes to the property. Your local council, and in some cases a body like Historic England, will ultimately decide whether you can go ahead with renovations or repair work. This is to ensure that the aspects of the listed property which are of special interest are not lost.

Listing covers the complete interior and exterior of the listed building and can also extend to fixtures. Common difficulties for listed home owners include changing doors, window glazing, outbuildings and even fitting burglar alarms.

Insurance for listed buildings

  • HomeProtect can insure all listed grades and categories in the UK.
  • £500K rebuild cost, taking the use of original building materials and methods into account (more available if your property needs it).
  • Discount available for combined Buildings and Contents.
  • Public liability up to £5 million available.
  • Access to a 24/7 claims helpline.
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Got more questions about listed buildings? Visit our listed building FAQs section and get the answers that you need. 

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I needed insurance to cover a listed home which is empty prior to sale. Cheap but very clear what is and what isn't covered. Made sure I understood. Have recommended!
27 March 2017

Mrs Burleigh, Dorset

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