Basic maintenance and repair work is imperative for the general upkeep and preservation of historic and listed properties. Listed Building Consent is only required if you intend to carry out repairs and maintenance work that will affect the character or architectural features of the building.

Generally, light maintenance work does not require consent. However, it is important to note that some maintenance and repair activities, for example, replacing a broken window pane with a like for like pane, would require consent because the pane itself would be included within the listing. You will be required to acquire Listed Building Consent if repair work will change the building’s character, and in some circumstances, you may need to apply for planning permission.