What are E class properties?

Class E covers a broad range of uses including medical and health services, creche, day nursery and day centres (formerly class D1 use) alongside office and retail spaces. The government had introduced this to provide substantial flexibility moving forward with a view to allow businesses to adapt and diversify to meet changing demands.

The introduction of Class E is significant with the intention behind the changes to provide greater flexibility to assist help high streets and town centres adapt quickly to what consumers and businesses need. The new sector places a wide range of uses including:

  • Healthcare
  • Gym
  • Nursery
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Offices
  • Light Industrial

Any change of use of a building falling within the above will constitute development and therefore will not require a change of use or planning permission.

Property FAQ's

No, we only display a selection of properties on our website. We recommend signing up to our mailing list for exclusive access to over 80% more properties within the E, F1 and F2 use classes (formerly D1 & D2).

Each property listing is different, some we are already retained on by the vendor in which case you will not have to pay us. Those that we are not retained on, are clearly marked. If you are unsure or would like to check please ask. Our standard fees are 2% + VAT of the purchase price, or 10% + VAT of the average annual rent. 

Please register your interest in the property first, we will then send you a brochure and the address if requested. 

We will ask you for details of how you intend to fund the transaction, proof of a mortgage offer (if applicable) and proof of cash available in a UK bank account. We will also require your charity number if applicable. 

If you a specific or unusual requirement, we have access to a database of over 10,000 commercial property agents where we can circulate your requirements. This is via a third party handling system called EACH, there is a charge of approx £100 + VAT. Please get in touch for more information about it.

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