My (soon to close) business has been using our outbuilding (a former victorian hosiery factory) as an office since we moved here in 2015. It’s a nice, self-contained building with its own electricity supply.
I never got planning permission to do this and I have never had a mortgage on the property. No-one has said anything so far so I was thinking of getting a certificate of lawful development and then using permitted development rights to convert it into the new category C3 (dwellinghouses).
Now, here’s the question. Can you let out a C3 property as an AirBNB, or is it really a C1(hotel/guesthouse)?
I’d love to hear from my English/Welsh/NI colleagues.