Vacant Historic Buildings
Guidelines on Managing Risks
This guidance is intended to help owners and purchasers of vacant historic buildings to reduce the risks by undertaking a range of precautionary measures and adopting an ‘active management’ approach that can prevent unnecessary damage, dereliction and loss of historic fabric. Owners will also benefit by maintaining the value of their assets and increasing the chances of bringing them back into permanent use. The guidance explains how to decommission buildings that are about to be vacated, as well as how to look after buildings that have already been vacant for some time.
- Understanding and insuring the building
- Tackling urgent repairs
- Protecting features
- Making the building secure
- Reducing fire risk
- Considering services and environment
- Controlling vegetation and wildlife
- Monitoring and maintenance
- Finding a temporary use
- Consents and regulations
- Appendix - Arson risk assessment
- Where to get advice
- Series: Heritage at Risk
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 64
- Product Code: HEAG183
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