There are approximately half a million listed homes in the UK, all of which are subject to strict regulations on planning, alterations and maintenance.
However, legislation doesn’t stand still and owners of listed homes need to be kept informed about their rights and responsibilities. This is where the Listed Property Owner Club (LPOC) steps in.
Established 20 years ago, the LPOC is Britain’s only advice service dedicated to helping the owners of listed buildings. It’s a membership organisation with a particularly personal service – no call centre or scripted answers here – just a small, smart team who deliver the sort of service that you need.
The organization currently has more than 19,000 members and aims to help owners get the most from their homes by providing detailed advice, information and support for just about every conceivable issue associated with ownership.
LPOC helps owners avoid potentially expensive pitfalls and stay on the right side of their conservation officer, they also aim to ensure that owning a listed building becomes less of a chore and more of a pleasure.
The organization will once again be providing practical advice, tips and information for homeowners looking to maintain or refurbish their properties at their seventh annual show held in the Olympia. The event is free to attend and is set to be the biggest yet.
Taking place between 16th and 17th February the show will feature more than 100 specialist suppliers showcasing products and services.
A spokesman for the Listed Property Owners’ Club said:
“We are delighted with the response to the previous shows and we already have more exhibitors joining us for the next show.”
The Listed Property Show brings together the industry’s best, all under one roof – there’s no other event like it. It’s a unique opportunity for a stress-free one-to-one conversation with Conservation Officers, who will happily talk you through any hypothetical plans you may have about altering or extending your home. The event will also include architects and planners, window and door manufacturers, craftsmen and ‘caring’ builders, as well as practical demonstrations.
More than 100 of the UK’s leading experts will be at the show to give advice and guidance. Many will be giving practical demonstrations, including woodcarving, lead work, plasterwork and window and door manufacturing. There will also be interactive talks by, amongst others, English Heritage.
Other exhibits includes the Charles Brooking Collection of architectural details, the Georgian Group, Salvo, Estate Management and architectural historians, as well as many commercial suppliers of products suitable for period homes.