5 Reasons to Hire Historic Preservation Consultants before Buying a Historic Property
You’ve found the perfect historic property and you are ready to turn it into something beautiful. Whether you want to repurpose it, remodel it or just preserve it, you have your work cut out for you. Before you take the plunge and sign the documents, you may want to consider calling in historic preservation consultants first.
Why Hire Historic Preservation Consultants Before Buying?
- Repair Estimates – When you hire a consultant beforehand, you can get a clearer picture about just how much you are looking at to restore or repair that historical property. This can be included in your bid estimate or even help you assess whether or not the property is worth purchasing in the first place.
- Preservation Society Red Tape – If you want to purchase a historical property, you have to deal with your local historical or preservation society – and there is a lot of red tape that comes along with it. A consultant knows the requirements for these groups and can help you determine if your property is a true historical property and how that will affect your ability to renovate or repurpose it.
- Scope of Work – Most historical buildings have a lot of issues – from termites to failing foundations to window replacements and more. It is best to get a full estimate and idea of the work needed to restore the building, so you can make sure it is something you can handle.
The team at Spectra Company is more than happy to assist you with your purchase. We will help you assess your historical property, give you an estimate of work and hopefully, ensure you are making a sound purchase. Call us today to get started or to learn more about our services.