Business for sale is a category with a diverse range of properties, meaning you will have all different commercial markets to buy an existing business from. Depending on the market and type of business you decide to buy, the use class required will be different.
For example, if you are planning to buy and start a snack bar business, the appropriate use class category will be A3 restaurants and cafes. Alternatively, you may be investing in a nightclub, which would require the sui generis use class.
Furthermore, if you intend to carry out an extra business activity, it is possible to have two use classes for the building you’re operating your business in. It should be noted that, in that case, the property will need to be separated in the rating list.
So ensure you look into what use class comes with the business that you buy and whether you’re planning on adding another use class along with the existing one.
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