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Thread: Gurney's, November 2019

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    The family restoration firm - now run by my brother, has worked on very many listed and conserved buildings over the years and has come across examples where Authorities have not been sympathetic! As for this place; I know it very well, having first come across it in the early '60's when it was lived in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    The family restoration firm - now run by my brother, has worked on very many listed and conserved buildings over the years and has come across examples where Authorities have not been sympathetic! As for this place; I know it very well, having first come across it in the early '60's when it was lived in.
    Do you know anything on the history of the place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    I think the point Dirus is making is that listing "makes things awkward".
    If you owned this building when it was habitable but starting to deteriorate & know it prob has a low market value would you be prepared to jump through the hoops & pay higher prices listing requires?
    Yes listing is good but even the length of process to make amendments would put a lot off buying a listed property.
    As you state its rare that you would be made to rebuild if a collapse happens so why not just wait for the inevitable collapse to happen.
    Or maybe a case of "oops I let the trainee have a go on the digger & look what happened" would be the more cost effective solution.
    Look at the lovely St Josephs for example, sure its listed but they cant force the owner to spend the huge amounts required to preserve it so its slowly falling in on itself, in instances like this the listing is worthless!
    The provisions of LB repairs notices are there to tackle the neglect (deliberate or otherwise) of LBs. I’ve frequently used them to good effect (and have also successfully prosecuted where buildings have “collapsed”).

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