WHY JOIN LPOC?
Benefits of membership
Join The Listed Property Owners’ Club today for vital insider information, financial savings, and advice, but best of all peace of mind. Be part of our unique club and celebrate your part in preserving heritage. Below are some of the exclusive resources you have access to as a member.
Benefits of membership include:
Established in 1993, The Listed Property Owners’ Club is Britain’s only dedicated advice service for owners of listed buildings.
The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC) helps members get the most from their homes by providing detailed advice, information and support for just about every conceivable issue associated with ownership.
The Club was started over 25 years ago by Peter Anslow, who learnt a tremendous amount about owning a listed building from buying a 17th century Kentish barn in the 1960s (which is still being lovingly restored to this day!). By the time Peter’s son and daughter had also both bought listed buildings, he had learnt enough to pass on his knowledge and LPOC began.
“Any problems that arise with owning a listed building have been, without exception, lack of knowledge and it was on this basis that we structured the Club”, Peter says.
“There aren’t many questions that arise that we haven’t experienced before. Whilst we tend to respond to these directly, when something new or particularly tricky arises we act as a signpost to the expert who can respond with the appropriate advice. This specialist advice is all part of the membership fee.”
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 the primary purpose of LPOC.
Peter’s passion for heritage and helping listed building owners extended to parliament in 2013 as he began the Political Campaign for Owner’s Rights, following a difficult few years that included the VAT relief on approved alterations being scrapped. LPOC continue to lobby Westminster for a reduction in VAT for work on listed buildings to 5%.
“The magazine alone is worth the membership fee and I would recommend that anyone owning a listed building should become a member.”