I just found an earlier forum topic from deeno on live-work properties and thought I might be able to get some advise from you guys.
I'm an artist and I'm looking for a studio to rent in south london. Really what I want is a commercial space, but I want to be able to live there too. I'm trying to find out what the legal situation is on living in a commercial property - will it officially need a change of use classification? Is it possible to simply rent a commercial space and live there, or would I need to specifically rent a space that was already designated as 'live/work'.
If anyone could give me some advise on this it would be much appreciated.