How Period Properties Can Increase Your Sales

This course highlights the law relating to these properties as well as giving practical guidance on how to deal with them.


How Period Properties can increase your sales

  • Propertymark Westmister - Wednesday 8th November 2017 09:30 - 12:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £85.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £125.00 (+VAT)
  • Bristol - Exact Location TBC - Wednesday 9th May 2018 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £85.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £125.00 (+VAT)
  • Propertymark Westminster - Wednesday 7th November 2018 09:15 - 16:30
    Spaces available
    Member Price: £85.00 (+VAT)
    Non-member price: £125.00 (+VAT)


All Residential estate agents.


There is specific law relating to listed buildings, Conservation Areas and barn and chapel conversions.  Most estate agents come across these properties in some form or another and knowledge of the law is essential to help to increase instructions and to comply with CPRs. 

There is more than one type of Conservation Area and many ordinary properties located within them can be subject to stringent regulations.  Barn conversions are a staple of rural property sales and have their own restrictions and rules of which every country estate agent should have knowledge. 

This course also includes church and chapel conversions in towns and cities.


  • What is a listed building?
  • Detailed look at listed building legislation
  • Common pitfalls with listed property
  • What is a Conservation Area and their rules and restrictions
  • Development prospects in Conservation Areas
  • Planning policy guidance for barn conversions
  • Withdrawal of permitted development rights and what this means for barn conversions
  • Selling chapels and churches

"Very interesting topic not covered in much of the other training I've done"

Lucie Wishart

Waiting list

If the date you would like is fully booked and you would like to be placed onto the waiting list, please email with your name, contact details and how many places you would like; if a place becomes available we will then contact you. Alternatively if we have sufficient interest we will try and arrange an additional date for the course to run. 

In-house training

This course is also available in-house. For more information on this please contact the Courses department on 01926 417 787 or email

Alternative dates or locations

To register your interest in alternative dates and locations for this course please email


Level: Intermediate / Advanced
CPD: 3 hours

face to face

Face to Face

Meet Your Trainer

Richard Copus, NAEA Trainer

Richard Copus

Richard has worked in residential property for 30 years as an estate agent and auctioneer. He specialises in period property and is a regular contributor to various industry publications and the west country press.

Richard is an authority on listed buildings, barn conversions and conservation areas. He has an enviable track record of using the media to increase the profile of individual estate agents. Richard believes that all estate agents should aim to “go up market” to successfully combat the rise of the online estate agent.

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Members: £85+VAT
Non-members: £125+VAT

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