Campaign for Owners

Westminister

 

LPOC take their campaign for listed building owners to Westminster

The Listed Property Owners Club is making significant progress in its campaign for increased help for owners.

LPOC have designed a strategy to draw attention to the issues surrounding listed property ownership after the difficulties faced in recent years.

We have chosen this opportune time to engage with Westminster and have been working on a number of activities to lobby the government to reduce VAT for all work on listed buildings to 5%. Together we are seeking support from policy makers and pushing to increase the number of political advocates.

To keep updated on the latest news from our campaign for owners, please check back to the news items below and sign up to our newsletter.

We need your help

What our campaign needs most to sustain the pressure on Westminster is help from owners. You can make a difference by taking a small step to help to give listed property owners the strong representative voice it has been lacking, and support our long term campaign

 

  • Write to your MP highlighting the difficulties you face as a listed property owner and details of our campaign. Find out how many listed properties are in your constituency click here and include this in your letter. For a template letter, click here.

 

  • Consider moving your insurance to The Listed Property Owners’ Club providers who will pass a fee back to us which funds the above campaign, and they will contribute £25 towards your annual club membership. Not a member yet? Click here

If you are able to support our efforts, click here for details or call us on 01795 844 939.

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Updated Template Letter for MPs

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

We have updated the template letter for you to use when writing to your parliamentary candidate, highlighting the difficulties you face as a listed property owner and details of our campaign. To find out how many listed properties are in your constituency click here and include this in your letter. Your name Address   Date   Dear Parliamentary Candidate […] Read full article

Owners’ campaign for tax and planning reform launching at Listed Property Show to protect national heritage

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

Listed property owners are to have a unique opportunity to shape a major campaign to change tax and planning laws at the Listed Property Show at Olympia London on 18-19 February 2017. The Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC) is launching ‘Owners’ Voice’ at the Show, following the successful creation of their All-Party Parliamentary Group on […] Read full article

LPOC hosts APPG Launch at Parliament

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

LPOC’s Campaign for Owners took another step forward on 25th October with the official our official APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) launch at Parliament. Invited by Craig Mackinlay, MP for South Thanet, a host of MPs came along to pledge their support for listed properties and our campaign. The MPs proudly displayed the number of listed […] Read full article

The Listed Property Owners Forum

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Listed Property Owners’ Forum will be hosted by The Listed Property Owners’ Club in partnership with Craig Mackinlay, Conservative MP for South Thanet and chairman of our All Party Parliamentary Group; at The Guildhall, Sandwich on Saturday 15th October. The event has been specifically designed to allow […] Read full article

More MPs pledge their support for our APPG

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

Bill Wiggin Conservative MP for North Herefordshire is the latest MP to join LPOC’s All Party Parliamentary Group.  There are 4150 listed buildings in his constituency, one of which belongs to Bill himself so he was happy to join the group. Karen Buck Labour MP for Westminster North has joined LPOC’s All Party Parliamentary Group […] Read full article

Ten most endangered listed buildings revealed

Category: Listed Property News

The Victorian Society has announced the top ten most endangered Victorian and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales for 2015. All the buildings in the top ten are nationally important listed buildings in real risk of being lost without intervention. The 2015 top ten in no particular order are: Ladywell Baths, Lewisham, London (Grade II, 1884, Wilson and Son & Thomas Aldwinkcle) Lewisham Council […] Read full article

91 courts and tribunals set to close, many of them based in listed buildings

Category: Listed Property News

The government is considering closing 91 courts and tribunals in England and Wales, many of them based in listed buildings. Justice Secretary Michael Gove has said closures are needed as there is “surplus capacity” which costs £500m every year. Here is the full list of the courts at risk: London Bow County Court Feltham Magistrates’ […] Read full article

Chairman for our APPG agreed

Category: Listed Property News

We are really delighted that the MP for South Thanet, Craig Mackinlay has agreed to head the proposed Listed Property Owners All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG). Craig has great tenacity which was shown in his fight to defeat the UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, at the recent General Election and he is promising to use this […] Read full article

Budget decision set to raise home insurance premiums

Category: Listed Property News

The Chancellor has increased insurance premium tax from 6% to 9.5% in the July budget. The new rate increase of 3.5% will affect contents insurance, home insurance and also motor insurance. George Osborne justified the increase by arguing that policies had in fact fallen for families in recent years, and other countries including Germany’s levies […] Read full article

High end property back on the market after election

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

The number of homes for sale at over £2 million has doubled since the election result in May. Prior to the outcome the number of expensive homes coming onto the market had decreased as a result of uncertainty about which party would take control of housing in the new government. Estate Agent comparison site, GetAgent, looked at listings on property websites in the four […] Read full article

European Court rules 5% VAT rate on installing energy saving materials illegal

Category: Listed Property News

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a reduced 5% VAT rate on installing energy saving materials for properties is illegal. The decision claims that the reduced rate breaks VAT Directive and should be reinstated at 20%, for both products installed and supplied in housing. The 5% rate is currently paid on a range of products including draught […] Read full article

LPOC PUBLISHES LIST OF SCOTTISH LISTED BUILDINGS BY CONSTITUENCY

Category: Listed Property Owners Club News

At LPOC we have worked with Historic Scotland to publish the numbers of listed buildings in each Scottish constituency. We noted that many of our members live in listed properties in Scotland, and to date the only information we have had available split into constituencies has been for England. The new list we hope will […] Read full article

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