Live/work property

A live/work property, or live/work unit, is a property that is designed to be used for both residential and business purposes.

Live/work properties may be newly-built, or converted from work premises including warehouses.

Your conveyancing solicitor should inform you when you are buying a property that it is designated as live/work.

Using a live/work for solely residential use is likely to be a breach of the local authority's planning permission rules. Some councils, particularly in London, have periodically enforced these rules to prevent developers from exploiting land designated for employment use.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

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Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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