Checks carried out by Conveyancing Solicitor in Leeds for listed building

Conveyancing in Leeds for a listed building on Carr Mills, Buslingthorpe Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire was carried out by Solicitor Jane Lim on behalf of buyers, Mr. and Mrs. D.

Listed buildings are protected for their special architectural and historic interests and home owners should be always seek approval from the local authority before carrying out works or renovations to the dwelling; even the most minor repairs or modifications will require consent, such as painting or changing the style of windows.

If you are considering buying a listed building to be your new period home, make sure you are aware of the implications. There are specific rules which apply even to grade II dwellings which mean you must seek approval for a variety of changes you may wish to make.

Your Conveyancing Solicitor may also recommend that you ask the seller to pay for an indemnity policy, which would protect you for previous works carried out. However, if the work was performed some years before, then the local authority may not want to act.

The standard local authority search for Conveyancing in Leeds was carried out Leeds City Council, located at Leeds Civic Hall, Portland Crescent, City Centre, Leeds, LS1 1UR. The results revealed that the following applications were submitted to the council for approval:

  • 26/153/03/LI – application to demolish part of mill, carry out alterations, and new build to form flats (26/4/2004)
  • 26/152/03/FU – change of use of mills and erection of 2 blocks of flats to form 54 student cluster flats and 68 apartments (26/4/2004)

As these works were fairly recent, Serina requested that the vendors produce evidence of completed projects, affecting both the interior and exterior, in addition to the appropriate planning permission and consent.

Conveyancing in Leeds on behalf of the vendors was handled by Salans Solicitors and the marketing of the property was dealt with by the Clear Properties branch at 10 The Crescent, Leeds, LS16 6AA.

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