Disaster with commercial let help please!

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    Disaster with commercial let help please!

    Hi thanks for reading
    I’ve been privately rent two offices for purpose of running various baby groups sensory massage etc

    anyway i I have formed a close friendship with my landlord over the past year (I know facepalm)
    and yep it’s all gone wrong I’m now leaving and he is being awful

    I have also found out the property is registered for b1 business use which I think means he never should of allowed me to use it?
    or am I wrong?
    as it was a private letting there was no brochure etc the contract doesn’t mention it either

    next problem
    I rented it privately and just our names are on tenancy agreement now I have had a letting agent approach me to tell me he’s doing a check out with me and my deposit
    which seems madness as he didn’t see the office when I took the tenancy

    any help please ease in total despair

    #2
    I would say it was planning class D1 or sui generis. Definitely not B1.

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      #3
      There is an argument that the use is B1. An office use is B1 if it is not used for financial or professional services (other than health/medical) or for a use "appropriate to provide in a shopping area, where the services are provided principally to visiting members of the public".

      As you have a business tenancy the landlord cannot end it without following the correct procedure - see here: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-and-landlords The only exceptions are (a) if the lease was contracted out, as to which see Q 5 in the guide, and (b) if the lease was a for a term of 6 months or less (if that is the case let us know and further information can be supplied).

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