I need to create a new/modified license type which allows me to license the living space of a residential flat (AST) offering desk space (work space) to clients. I need a solicitor who's well versed in UK planning/zones/tenancy/licensing laws on the residential and commercial side.
Thanks for answering this.
I am looking into all angles here, big picture. This is a strategy question, I haven't implemented a test case yet - that's why I am asking these questions upfront.
To answer your question re relationship - we could possibly work with owners/landlords in which case we are partnering with owners, however the first case is to consider that we are NOT the owners and are leasing the 'residential' space.
Are you familiar with hotel law? there may be some useful precedents there.
Perhaps a modification of live/work where the work part is multiple licences?
My customers would all need to be on licenses - whether using the office space or using the bedrooms for sleeping as I do not want to deal with tenants (AST)
Let's try and work with the simplest scenario for example: I rent/lease a one bedroom flat. I live/sleep in the flat. I license out desk space to 2 persons in the living area from 9am-6pm and they get to use toilets and kitchen during office hours.