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#2270496 - 05/16/22 08:45 PM Existing Use vs Intent
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I have a loan that was used to purchase a fully commercial use property - no residences. The plan of the new owner is to convert the second floor space into 3 apartments while the first floor will remain commercial use.

I know at one point In one of the threads here, I had read it is the use of the property at the time it is purchased. I think the example used was that if someone is purchasing an old house not fit to live in, you aren't really buying a residence because no one can live in it.

But in another thread, someone else said reporting should be based on the intended use.

Help, please.
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#2270506 - 05/17/22 12:33 PM Re: Existing Use vs Intent Melissa S
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In this instance, I think you can rely on the mixed-use property guidance in Reg C which states you can use any reasonable means to determine whether the property is primarily business use or residential use. I would then opt for deciding the the property is primarily business use since the current use is entirely commercial and the proposed use is at least 50% commercial use.
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#2270545 - 05/17/22 06:53 PM Re: Existing Use vs Intent Melissa S
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Thank you, for the quick response.
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