HOW TO REPAIR AND MAINTAIN AN IMMOVABLE MONUMENT OR A BUILDING IN A CONSERVATION AREA?

The owner of a monument or building in a conservation area is responsible for the preservation of the monument and their own property.

 

What should the owner keep in mind

  • Take care of the monument.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Heritage Conservation Act.
  • Inform if the monument has been damaged.
  • Allow heritage conservation officials to inspect the monument.
  • Preserve and maintain the  monument sign.
  • Inform if the monument has been transferred, inherited, provided as a guarantee or deposited.
  • Ask advice from the inspectors of the National Heritage Board.

 

How to repair and maintain an immovable monument or a building in a conservation area?

  • Contact an inspector of the National Heritage Board and ask for initial advice.
  • Order special conditions of heritage conservation from a company or specialist having a heritage conservation licence or directly from the National Heritage Board.
  • Order a basic project based on the special conditions from a company or specialist having a heritage conservation licence.
  • Ask various companies or specialists having a heritage conservation licence to submit price offers for carrying out work and supervision. Do not be satisfied with the first offer; explore the market and ask for advice.
  • Submit an application to the National Heritage Board for the conservation, restoration, repair and construction of buildings in a heritage conservation area.
After receiving a permit from the National Heritage Board, order the work.