The historic houses we represent come in all different shapes and sizes, but a common thread that connects how they are all looked after and managed is regulation.

Whether the house is a major visitor attraction, a wedding venue, or a filming location, regulation – from planning and heritage protection regulations, to tourism and general business regulations – will impact on how its owners are able to maintain and manage their heritage asset.

Many of our house members face barriers to business growth due to disproportionate or inconsistent regulation in areas such as planning, listed building consent, licensing, holiday letting, temporary event structures and tourism signs.

We work closely with politicians, officials and stakeholders to pursue various opportunities to improve the regulatory framework, to ensure historic houses have the freedom to diversify.