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    How easy is it to change a use rating to cat D from the other categories? And how much work does it involve? Thanks.

    Assuming by 'rating' you mean under Use Class D under planning law, the short answer is that it depends upon the planning authority's policy for the premises and location. And if the premises are on lease whether the landlord/lease would allow change of use to a Class D use.


      Appreciate your response, thank you. So there has been no precedent set of late to make it easier to change class, with retail A1 outlets struggling on some parts of the high street at the moment. I'm trying to weigh up whether or not it is a good idea to widen my rental search to include premisses with another use class or if the likelihood to get the class changed to D from an A class will be so unlikely that it wouldn't be worth it.


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