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Change of Use

Funeral Directors vacate sensitive location

When a commercial property becomes surplus to requirements or its location becomes unsustainable, commercial owners may turn to residential development to release their property’s value. Land & Brand New Homes was asked to advise a firm of funeral directors whose existing workshop had become surplus to requirements. Within 6 months, Land & Brand New Homes had found a suitable purchaser, exchanged contracts and secured planning permission for 8 apartments on the site. The Funeral Directors moved their workshop to a commercial unit on a local industrial estate.

“It was important to find a purchaser for the site who had a detailed knowledge and relationship with the local planners. The site was in a sensitive location, as it was surrounded by existing residential properties and whilst the local occupants were keen to see the commercial unit replaced, the new structure and properties should not have disturbed other occupants”