Use Class C4
What is allowed
Use Class C4 covers small HMO’s being occupied by between 3 and 6 unrelated persons. The use class is predicated upon persons resident and not on the number of bedrooms within the building.
Where can I use it
Class C4 is the dominant class for Houses in Multiple Occupation.
What is not allowed
A Material Change of Use, that is not subject to a Permitted Development Allowance already in place, to any other use class requires planning permission and may be subject to local policy restrictions.
The sub-division of a HMO in to more than one HMO is taken as a material change of use needing planning permission under S55(3) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Permitted Development to Class C4
Subject to restrictions From:
- Class C3
Permitted Development from Class C4
Subject to restrictions to:
- Class C3
How do I use the allowance
No planning permission is required to move from a use within Class C3 to Class C4 however this is often controlled by Article 4 Directions.
Conversions to and from dwellings within Class C4 may well be subject to further permitted development allowances in August of 2021