If you’re an owner of a listed property, or are interested in purchasing a listed property, then there’s a show taking place this weekend that could be right up your street.
The third annual Listed Property Show, which is organised by the Listed Property Owners Club (LPOC), is taking place at Olympia in London on Saturday February 21st (10am–5pm) and Sunday 22nd (10am-4pm). The show aims to offer practical advice and inspiration to homeowners who are looking to restore or refurbish their listed properties. On hand will be plenty of listed property experts and nearly 150 specialist suppliers, who will be showcasing their products and services.
Also taking place during each day of the show will be a number of informative lectures. Some of the highlights from the lecture programme on Saturday 21st February include a look at VAT and the listed building, advice about understanding dampness, a talk on energy efficiency and a look at how you can get the best out of your local council when dealing with planning issues.
On Sunday 22nd February, there’s a chance to delve into the past with a talk looking at how you can go about tracing the history of your house, plus repeats of some of the lectures from Saturday, so you don’t miss out if you’re only able to attend for one day.
Tickets to the Listed Property Show are free of charge. It’s possible to turn up and register on the day, or you can apply for a ticket in advance by registering on their website. For more ideas of what could be in store, why not browse the gallery of highlights from 2008’s show.