What role should an estate agent play regarding heritage?

The estate agent has a vital role to play ensuring that buyers and sellers are aware of the declaration status and sixty year status of a property. They should include these details in their sales material and definitely disclose the status in the appropriate section of an offer to purchase.

Where relevant, estate agents should also be able to direct buyers and sellers to good educational material and put them in touch with the heritage authority, professionals and local preservation groups.

Unless an estate agent doubles as an experienced heritage consultant, he/she should not provide advice on what can and cannot be done to a property.