Use Class F2 & Sui Generis Properties

Properties Suitable for Use Class F2 & Sui Generis for Sale or to Let

Bernard Gordon & Co have worked in this market for 30+ years and are positioned perfectly to assist with both sales and lettings of F2 and Sui Generis class properties. Properties within this market are likely to be former Cinemas, Concert Halls, and other large halls, including local community halls and meeting places, as well as outdoor sports facilities. F2 & Sui Generis properties may not be as active in terms of market trends as other property classes, but with our extensive experience, we are fully qualified to understand and assist with their more unique requirements. Please see a list of properties below that may be suitable for F2 & Sui Generis use.

Experts in Properties for Use Class F2 & Sui Generis

In September 2020, the government changed the use class categories within the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) order 1987 (As amended), which resulted in the D1 and D2 markets being revoked. The uses within the former D1 and D2 market have been split between class E, F1, F2, and Sui Generis. People searching for F2 & Sui Generis properties need a specialist estate agent to assist with finding the right site.

As well as the types of properties listed above, because of the change in the planning use class, other properties from different use classes that now fall within these categories are also some shops, pubs or drinking establishments and takeaway restaurants.

Finding sites for the above uses is a hard task within London & the South East because there are few properties readily available for this use. When properties do become available, they tend to go quite quickly. To ensure you are kept up to date on these properties, please register with us today.

It is essential, when it comes to planning permission and advice that any tenant or purchaser satisfies themselves with planning permission as conditions, section 106 notices and other legislations can sometimes restrict the use of a property. Therefore, we recommend that you seek advice from a planning consultant. For full information on the new planning use class categories, please visit

We are focused and ready to assist with your F2 or Sui Generis requirement; please contact us today.

How We Can Help

Please do get in touch if you wish to discuss this further; we specialise in:

  • Disposals by way of lease or sale of freehold, or long leasehold interest properties suitable for use class F2 & Sui Generis
  • Purchasing freeholds and long leaseholds of properties suitable for use class F2 & Sui Generis
  • Rentals on new leases for properties suitable for use class F2 & Sui Generis
  • Guidance on opportunities that require planning permission and working with various suppliers to ensure the correct advice is given from an expert source

Expert D1/E Commercial Property Assistance

  • We can provide guidance on likely rental levels achievable should a property come to market that is suitable for D1/D2/F2 & Sui Generis use
  • We can provide guidance in likely sales levels achievable should a property come to market suitable for D1/D2/F2 & Sui Generis use
  • We can advise on the process of renting or selling a property from start to finish offering advice, guidance, and recommendations along the way
  • We can offer guidance in suitable properties, planning implications, lease terms, negotiating, etc.
  • We can provide an up-to-date guide on market trends should you need a greater understanding of the market

Please contact us for further assistance with your property search; we are always delighted to help.

At Bernard Gordon, we don’t just offer Use Class F2 & Sui Generis properties for sale. We are experts across the commercial property market. Browse our other properties available for sale and to let:

Property Use Class E
Property Use Class F1
Property Use F2 & Specialist Uses
Day Nursery
Health & Medical
Fitness Studio
Primary/Secondary School
SEND School
Tuition & Training

Ben Wallis


For more information on Use Class F2 & Sui Generis sites for sale, contact us today!