10 questions to ask before buying a heritage house
Heritage properties have timeless appeal, but there are rules and restrictions that might surprise you. Here is what you need to know.
Fancy yourself living in a grand old Victorian or an elegant art deco? Heritage homes are much sought after in Victoria, but with their timeless beauty comes great responsibility. Owners are subject to a range of restrictions on what they can and can’t do, especially when it comes to altering or renovating. Here’s what you need to know about owning a heritage property.
About 700 private dwellings are considered to have historic significance at a state level and are protected by the Victorian Heritage Act 2017.
A heritage overlay usually controls modifications only to the external parts of a building. Image: Alamy