Owner Responsibilities

Whether you donate an easement on your historic building, or buy a building that is already protected by a Trust easement, the Trust for Architectural Easements is your partner in responsible stewardship of the building, as we both work to ensure that it is protected and preserved for future generations. The Trust’s role includes reviewing all alterations to the protected facades of the building, which often include the entire exterior and rooftop, and ensuring proper maintenance of the building’s historic fabric. The Trust also visits each property annually to monitor its condition and ensure compliance with the alteration provisions of the easement.

If you are either selling or contemplating buying a building protected with a Trust easement, we are here to provide you with information and answer any questions you may have.