Empty commercial properties, disused farm property and buildings with potential for change of use or redevelopment are also good opportunities. At auction there are usually a reasonable number of ex licenced trade properties such as disused hotels, drinking clubs, nightclubs, restaurants and pubs. Public houses in particular can often provide potential to convert to residential accommodation subject to planning consent. All properties of this nature can be used for some purpose, event if only to demolish to whole thing and build a block of flats on it. Very careful consideration needs to be made prior to investing to avoid falling foul of the local authority planning department.