Buying a Heritage home? Here’s what you need to know

A heritage home is one considered to have some form of historic meaning. With features seen to be worth preserving. Those who purchase a heritage listed home are legally required to maintain the property and ensure it does not become unrepairable.

However, any work carried out on these properties may require you to receive a permit from Heritage Victoria.

It is recommended if you do wish to complete renovations on a heritage listed property you contact Heritage Victoria as soon as possible. This is so you can understand what is allowed to occur, but also to seek advice from heritage architects and experts.

Fines and penalties will be put in place if disregarding rules, and regulations made by Heritage Victoria. You can find these at: https://www.heritage.vic.gov.au/about-us/fees-and-penalties

Once purchasing a heritage home, it is required by you to notify Heritage Victoria within 28 days of purchase. The process is simple, and you can find guidelines on how to do so at Heritage Victoria.

While heritage listed homes may been seen as extra work, if well kept, they have so much historic character which can makes them sought after and in high demand.

For more information surrounding how purchasing or selling a heritage home works, get in contact with one of our agents today. We’d be more than happy to run you through how everything works!