We have had an increasing number of new home owners make changes to their property and plead ignorance of the regulations. Does anyone have any ideas/ examples of ways to alert buyers that the property is within a historic district and that changes require review?
I have heard of cities that offer "classes" for real estate agents on the historic districts. I may just be pessimistic, but I doubt agents want to take on any extra responsibilities and short or requiring a lie detector test I think that the owners response will still be that they didn't know. The "it's easier to seek forgiveness than permission" adage will still hold true.
With several large districts, it just isn't possible for me to keep on top of resident turnover and we have tried the neighborhood association newsletters with little success.
Any more ideas on what works or what doesn't?