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Is this a good idea?
but looking into it there seemed to be a domestic dwelling issue so you werent allowed to live there. Didnt look into it too much, I have to admit.
Or all those office space to let buildings would be turned into flophouses by evil landlords.
and it was dirt cheap. Was thinking that it could be good to fix into a flat and live in - not sure of the cost of installing a kitchen and bathroom, but it'd be good value anyway.
I think if it wasn't that it would be quite common. As it is, I've never heard of anyone doing it
....room full of office droids.
Could buy both of them, knock down all internal walls and play football.
You'd never wear them all.
If this joke is what I think it is I'm going to come down on you like a tonne of bricks
i will tell them it was this that pushed me over the edge
Before buying, i would definitely speak to the local planning authority, and look into precedent in the area.
Bought an office property in Farningham (a sleepy commuter village near Brands Hatch), got the change of use okayed, converted it to a two-bedroom house and made an absolute mint.
In terms of the change of use, his mum is on the local council. Coincidence?
The answer is no.
But I think certain offices would fall under the 'permitted development' rights. It doesn't apply to all offices though, so best to speak to someone in the planning department of your local council.