Find your Local Authority
Find the relevant local authority for the property in which you are interested
Bournemouth Borough Council https://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/Home.aspx
Borough of Poole http://www.poole.gov.uk/
Dorset For You https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/
New Forest District Council http://www.newforest.gov.uk/article/15728/Council-Services
Valuation Office Agency
Comprehensive information regarding business rates and business rates valuations https://www.gov.uk/topic/local-government/business-rates
Find and check your business rates valuation https://www.gov.uk/correct-your-business-rates
Non-Domestic Energy Performance Register
This website allows you to retrieve reports and certificates
The National Heritage List for England is an official up to date register of all nationally protected historic buildings and sites including listed buildings
Credit Score & Report
Find your credit score and report
The classes of use for England are set out in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and its subsequent amendments. Here is a link to the government’s related Planning Portal. Applicants must satisfy themselves by reference to the relevant local authority that any given premises have appropriate planning consent for their proposed use.
It is generally the case that planning permission will be needed to change from one use class to another. For information on permitted changes and changes of use not requiring planning permission see Change of Use on the Planning Portal.