INSURING A LISTED BUILDING

Owning a listed building is like owning a little piece of history. It’s both a privilege and a responsibility. Maintaining a listed building can be costly though, so it’s important to make sure you’re properly covered.

Protecting your most valuable asset

Unlike some other insurance providers, we’ll consider all levels and ages of graded building. And we also cover older construction methods, such as wattle and daub, timber frame and lathe and plaster.

Our experienced underwriting and claims teams offer a bespoke and personal service tailored to your home. We understand how important it is for you to have the right level of cover and protection. If you need help calculating the rebuild cost of your home, when purchasing your policy you can speak to one of our underwriters who can arrange a desktop survey for Grade II listed properties.

Call 0800 916 6880 to speak with your expert underwriter.

What is a listed building?

A listed building is judged to be of national importance due to its special architectural or historic interest. Even some significant modern buildings are listed. These properties are placed on a national list to give them extra legal protection.

Buildings are put into one of three listing categories according to their relative importance. These categories vary between England, Wales and Scotland. Grade II buildings are the most likely grade listing for a homeowner in England.

Category status in England and Wales

Grade Criteria Percentage of all listed buildings
Grade I Exceptional interest Only 2.5%
Grade II* More than special interest 5.8%
Grade II Special interest 91.7%

Category status in Scotland

Grade Criteria Percentage of all listed buildings
Category A National or international importance 7%
Category B Regional or more than local importance 50%
Category C Local importance 43%

CHOOSING THE RIGHT INSURANCE

Everyone has different requirements when it comes to covering their home and contents, which is why we offer three more levels of Home Insurance for properties that are not listed – Essential, Plus and Premier.

Our Partners

Covéa Insurance plc has been carefully selected to underwrite Specialist Insurance from John Lewis Finance.

Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc has been carefully selected to underwrite Home Insurance from John Lewis Finance.

John Lewis Finance and John Lewis Insurance are trading names of John Lewis plc. Registered office address is: 171, Victoria Street, London, SW1E 5NN. Registered in England and Wales No. 233462.

John Lewis Finance and John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. Registered office: 171 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5NN. Registered in England and Wales (Registered Company Number 233462). John Lewis plc is an appointed representative (Financial Conduct Authority number 416011) of Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc. John Lewis Home Insurance is underwritten by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance plc (No. 93792). Registered in England and Wales at St. Mark ’s Court, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1XL. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register No. 202323). Calls may be recorded and monitored.

John Lewis plc is an appointed representative of Covea Insurance plc. Its Financial Services Register No. is 416011. John Lewis Specialist Home Insurance is underwritten by Covea Insurance plc. The Covea Insurance Registered office address is: Norman Place, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 8DA. Registered in England and Wales No 613259. It is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Its Financial Services Register No. is 202277.

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