If you want to change the use of a property (e.g. from a shop to a restaurant, or from a restaurant to a pub), you may need to apply for planning permission for Change of Use from URA.
Change of Use Approval may be required whether you:
- own the property
- rent the property
- operate an existing business at the property
- want to purchase or start a business at the property
- are the appointed agent for the property owner
Before signing a tenancy or purchase agreement of the property, you should check if your intended use for that property can be allowed, and obtain Change of Use Approval if it is required.
Use the Change of Use e-Advisor to find out whether your proposed use is likely to be allowed and whether you need to apply for planning permission.