• How do I find out if my property is listed?

    You can try contacting your local planning authority or visit http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk.

    There are several databases online that enable you to look up your property to ascertain whether it is listed. The older your property is, the greater the likelihood that it is listed; every building in England dating from before 1700 that survives in anything like its original condition is listed, whereas a building that is less than 30 years old is unlikely to be listed at all.

    As well as the aforementioned http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk, if your property is in England, you can check whether your building is listed via the Historic England website at https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/. The equivalent database for Scotland can be found at https://www.historicenvironment.scot, while the website for Historic Wales is http://www.historicwales.gov.uk.

    Alternatively, you have the option of contacting your local planning authority. If you are unsure of the council area in which your property is located, please visit https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council.

    Conclusion

    The above online databases provide a quick and easy means of answering the question, “how do I find out if my property is listed?” Alternatively, you can simply contact your local planning authority. Also consider the age of your property when assessing the likelihood that it is listed.