Residential lot changes into rental lot that can’t be changed
Residential lots that have Sims living in them suddenly become rental lots (or rental lot – ). Because of this, the family can’t be played. Since the lot is in a faulty state you can also not rent the lot nor change it’s type. The lot is unusable. --> Instructions how to fix your lot type
Can’t change lot type
Sometimes it's not possible to change the lot type for a certain lot. There's several causes for that.
Lot changes into generic lot that can’t be changed
The lot type is stuck on generic and cant' be changed with the error 'Disabled for special venues'. It's also impossible to buy something in build mode.