Change of Use
Giving Buildings a New Lease of Life
Landlords, leaseholders, business owners and developers often look to convert buildings from one type of use to another. This sometimes needs planning permission from the local authority, in the form of a Change of Use application.
Examples include converting a commercial building into a family home; changing a house into flats or bedsits; or converting a building into a shop.
Before you buy a property or negotiate a lease for your business, you should confirm whether you need to obtain planning permission for your intended use. And if you do, you need to understand your chances of having that change of use accepted.
One of our recent change of use projects won the 2016 East Midlands LABC Award for Best Change of Use or Conversion. You can read a case study of that project here.
Have you read our Change of Use guide?
A helpful introductory guide about Change of Use
If you are new to the idea of use classes and are thinking of converting a building to new commercial use, we have written a helpful introductory guide that explains the process and highlights some of the things you need to consider.
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If you would like to discuss how we can help you with a project that requires a change of use application, please get in touch using the button below, or call on 01530 560939.