What are the Building Use Classes?
Use class C - Accomodation
C1 – Hotels and Hostels
Class C1 is use as a hotel, boarding or guest house or as a hostel where, in each case, no significant element of care is provided.
C2 – Residential Institutions
Class C2 is use as provision of residential accommodation and care to people in need of care (other than a use within class C3 - dwelling houses).
* a hospital or nursing home
* a residential school, college or training centre
C2A – Secure Residential Institutions
Class C2A is use as: Prison, Young Offenders Institution, Detention Centre, Secure training centre, custody centre, short term holding centre, secure hospital, secure local authority accommodation, military barracks
C3 – Houses, Flats, Apartments
Class C3 is use as a dwelling house (whether or not as a sole or main residence)
* by a single person or by people living together as a family, or
* by not more than 6 residents living together as a single household (including a household where care is provided for residents).
C4 – HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation)
Class C4 is use as for small shared dwelling houses occupied by between 3-6 unrelated individuals, as their only or main residence, who share basic amenities such as a kitchen or bathroom.
For information on Use Class A click here
For information on Use Class B click here
For information on Use Class D click here