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Change of use to building

Discussion in 'General Business Forum' started by poppington, Jul 31, 2020 at 11:17 PM.

  1. poppington

    poppington UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi
    Say if I want to change the use of a building from one class (A1) to another form of the same class (A3)

    Then at first; who should I contact? and what would I be required to do?

    Thanks
     
    Posted: Jul 31, 2020 at 11:17 PM By: poppington Member since: May 12, 2020
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  2. Scalloway

    Scalloway UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You need to approach the local council's Planning department. They should be able to give you advice about the next step.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 8:30 AM By: Scalloway Member since: Jun 6, 2010
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  3. Bob Morgan

    Bob Morgan UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Landlord too (if tenanted) before the T&CPA Notice arrives!
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 8:50 AM By: Bob Morgan Member since: Apr 15, 2018
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  4. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    Is the building easily accessible?

    A change of use can create all sorts of problems with building regulations and accessibility.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 10:39 AM By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  5. Socio South West

    Socio South West UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    There is always the more treacherous route of just doing it... and waiting for someone to complain so you apply for a retrospective change of use, or if some years pass before anyone objects you can apply for a Certificate of Lawful development - it all depends on who your friends and neighbours are and how public the location is.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 12:33 PM By: Socio South West Member since: Mar 24, 2013
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  6. MY OFFICE IN CHINA

    MY OFFICE IN CHINA UKBF Legend Full Member

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    Get your landlord's consent first.
     
    Posted: Aug 1, 2020 at 5:19 PM By: MY OFFICE IN CHINA Member since: Nov 16, 2011
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  7. estwig

    estwig UKBF Legend Free Member

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    You need pre-app advice from the planning department first, the fees may vary, don't pick the cheapest one or you'll get advice from the office boy.

    Bear in mind that within the same class usage, in this case 'A', it is possible to have two sub usages at the same time, normally the new usage would have an expiry date, which might be 2 years, or 3 years, etc. Or the new usage can revert to the old usage upon request, or after a set time.

    Landlords like the idea of having two subclass usages, for obvious reasons.
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2020 at 9:22 AM By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  8. poppington

    poppington UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I don't understand what you mean

    I don't understand what you mean
    Considering it is a shop to licensed premises and a premises licence would be required! I dont see that one working
    I don't understand what you mean

    I don't understand what you mean
    Considering it is a shop to licensed premises and a premises licence would be required! I dont see that one working

    And who said I hav'int?
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2020 at 5:39 PM By: poppington Member since: May 12, 2020
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  9. poppington

    poppington UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    So I need to find the office for my nearest planning office first
    And ask that the building be kept as a shop and extended to a licensed premises too (please see my above post)
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2020 at 5:41 PM By: poppington Member since: May 12, 2020
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  10. UKSBD

    UKSBD Not a real duck Staff Member

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    When you make a Change of use you not only risk requiring planning consent but also Building Regulations Approval

    I doubt the landlord would allow change of use from a shop to anything else because if he then wants to change it back to a shop at a later date he could have all sorts of problems.

    Public buildings are supposed to be accessible and useable to people with disabilities
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2020 at 5:56 PM By: UKSBD Member since: Dec 30, 2005
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  11. poppington

    poppington UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    And have you spoken to the landlord of this property?

    But its a public building in all capacities mentioned above
     
    Posted: Aug 2, 2020 at 7:15 PM By: poppington Member since: May 12, 2020
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