I have seen a property which is 3 separate houses which are joined together and grade 2 listed. The owner is selling all three in one sale. The whole building is in need of full renovation. The main points I am in need of advice with, is. 1. if they are selling all three as one, will I need three mortgages? 2. I have never owned a listed building or converted multiple properties into one and I am unsure of how or where to start with planning or if it’s even allowed? And 3, with the property needing full renovation, what can I renovate/replace/rip out without permission.
Me and my wife have fell in love with this place, we would like to purchase it and turn it into our family home?We have only ever had bog standard semi detached houses and changed doors, windows, plastered, floor boards, electrics and so. But from what I have read up about listed houses is that everything is more expensive and more complicated as permission needs to be granted for everything internal and external which needs repairing or replacing. The local council wants over £500 for a sit down pre planning application meeting or something down them lines. I don’t want to basically pay this money for them to say no or even worse it’s possible then we buy the house and planning is rejected and were left with three houses and the bills!
I know there are lots of questions and I will admit that I have never had to apply for planning permission for any of our other houses. I feel like an trainee all over again. Also we won’t be able to buy it out right so this could also be an issue due to multiple properties.