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: 

FREE TELEPHONE HELPLINE

When you need help quickly or want to discuss problems or plans, the LPOC helpline puts our experience at your disposal, providing free advice for members. Our friendly team of experts can assist you with any query you may have about buying, owning and maintaining a listed building.

FREE CONSERVATION
& PLANNING ADVICE

Our in-house Conservation Advisors are here to help with all aspects of building conservation, repair, maintenance, alteration and planning, and to advise on unauthorised work by previous owners.

SUPPLIERS DIRECTORY

Hundreds of nationwide specialist companies which members can approach with confidence,from architects to lime plastering, surveyors to window restorers.

LISTED HERITAGE MAGAZINE

Your club membership includes a year’s subscription to our very own 150 page bi-monthly magazine.With its features and letters, hint and tips, suppliers and specialists, Listed Heritage is the insider’s guide to listed property ownership.

SPECIALIST INSURANCE

Particularly personal service, specialist advice and access to dedicated cover for listed buildings including those undergoing renovation or conversion.

OWNERS LOGBOOK

Full of information and briefings on all aspects of listed property ownership to keep your knowledge up to date. Includes a copy of your own home’s listing.

POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FOR OWNERS

Our political campaign for the reduction of VAT to 5% on repairs and approved alterations to listed buildings and the simplification of the planning process.

DISCOUNTED LPOC PLAQUES

Celebrate your justifiable pride of ownership with our unique solid lead plaques and personalised oak plaques, created by LPOC exclusively for owners.

THE LISTED PROPERTY SHOWS

Free invites to the UK’S only show dedicated to listed property owners. Held every February at Olympia London and every October at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

ABOUT US

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.”

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Meet the experts

Peter Bell – LPOC Conservation Advisor

Peter spent 27 years as conservation officer in local government and has a hands on approach to building conservation having restored his medieval farmhouse and family home. He helps LPOC members with technical enquiries on a day-to-day basis.

Craig Wilson – LPOC Scotland Conservation Advisor

For the past 9 years has worked solely as a local authority Listed Buildings and Conservation Officer in Scotland. He can offer members impartial advice on technical and planning matters, affording you the opportunity to talk through your ideas and needs.

David Brown – LPOC VAT Advisor

Dave Brown has over 40 years’ experience, both with HMRC and as a VAT consultant. Dave has been VAT adviser to The Listed Property Owners Club, since 1997. He is able to provide comprehensive information relating to potential VAT relief that still exists.

Suzanne Bowman – LPOC Legal Advisor

Suzanne is a solicitor and partner at law firm Adams & Remers LLP.  She is a specialist in listed buildings and residential and rural property. Suzanne is widely regarded as an expert in listed property issues and is on hand to advise LPOC members.

Alex Ward – LPOC Insurance Advisor

Alex has been working with LPOC Insurance Services for the last four years and has a wealth of knowledge around insuring listed properties. He can offer tailored advice to listed property owners and has access to a range of insurance solutions to address specific concerns or requirements.

Contact us

Please call us on 01795 844939 or via any of the following:

The Listed Property Owners’ Club
Lower Dane
Hartlip
Kent
ME9 7TE

Telephone: 01795 844939
Fax: 01795 844862


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