Listed Buildings Insurance

Preserve your Grade 2 listed rental property with comprehensive listed buildings insurance.
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  • Cover for building and contents
  • 20+ years of experience

What is a listed building?

Listed buildings have special architectural or historic interest and are deemed to be of national importance, therefore they require protection and preservation. In England, a listed building is added to a list called the National Heritage List for England.

You can either nominate your property for listed status to Historic England or Historic England will assign it listed status based on their own research. Most listed buildings are at least 30 years old and will be classified as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II.

The majority of UK homes that are listed fall under the Grade II status - a building of 'special interest'.

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What is listed buildings insurance?

Listed buildings insurance, also known as heritage or historic buildings insurance, protects buildings that have been officially listed as historically or architecturally significant by the relevant authorities.

Compare landlord insurance for Grade 2 listed buildings

Over the years, CIA has developed strong working relationships with owners of listed properties and has gained an exceptional level of experience in dealing with the majority of grade-listed buildings.

As an independent insurance broker, we compare quotes from 9 providers to find the best price for your needs. Be confident that you won't over or under-insure your property with us.

Please be advised we are unable to offer cover for Grade 1 listed properties.

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Our expert says...

Jackie Compton - Assistant Sales General Manager

What does listed buildings insurance cover?

  • Accidental damage
  • Vandalism
  • Theft damage (on selected policies)
  • Loss of rent
  • Natural disasters such as flooding
  • Fire

Building insurance covers the property's physical structure and its permanent fixtures and fittings, such as the roof, walls, windows, beams, and more.

Contents insurance covers your furniture and furnishings.

What isn't covered?

  • Tenants belongings
  • Wear and tear
  • Breakdown
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Is it more expensive to insure a listed building?

Yes, the insurance premiums of listed buildings are higher than properties that aren't listed. Repairs on listed buildings can be incredibly expensive as rare building materials and specialist tradespeople are needed. The original aesthetics and history of the property need to be respectfully taken into consideration too.

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