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Running a business in apt (by Busy guy [CT]) May 10, 2022 9:25 PM
       Running a business in apt (by Richard [MI]) May 10, 2022 9:31 PM
       Running a business in apt (by Jim in O C [CA]) May 10, 2022 9:34 PM
       Running a business in apt (by Still Learning [NH]) May 10, 2022 9:53 PM
       Running a business in apt (by Busy guy [CT]) May 10, 2022 9:54 PM
       Running a business in apt (by Dee Ann [WI]) May 10, 2022 11:58 PM
       Running a business in apt (by S i d [MO]) May 11, 2022 8:06 AM
       Running a business in apt (by Busy guy [CT]) May 11, 2022 8:31 AM
       Running a business in apt (by Bonanza [NC]) May 11, 2022 9:49 AM
       Running a business in apt (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 11, 2022 10:21 AM
       Running a business in apt (by MikeA [TX]) May 11, 2022 10:31 AM
       Running a business in apt (by Allym [NJ]) May 11, 2022 1:01 PM
       Running a business in apt (by zero [IN]) May 13, 2022 7:04 AM

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Running a business in apt (by Busy guy [CT]) Posted on: May 10, 2022 9:25 PM
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Just wondering if anyone has had the experience of someone running a business in an apartment without notifying the landlord. Using appliances that the landlord has provided not sure how I feel about this. No problems with him on all other issues. --32.208.xxx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: May 10, 2022 9:31 PM
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Seems to me if they are using your appliances you should either be getting a piece of it or renting them the appliances.

Question= what are they doing - making food products? --24.180.xx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: May 10, 2022 9:34 PM
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My concern would be if deliveries are or shipments are made out of the property. Also if any manufacturing is done on the premises. --99.23.xxx.x




Running a business in apt (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 10, 2022 9:53 PM
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Are clients coming to the apartment? Does your lease state for residential purposes only? That line is blurred with work from home but my understanding was that you donít want the liability of day care, pet sitting, clients coming and going. If itís food prep, Iím not sure I would want that either. --75.67.xxx.xxx




Running a business in apt (by Busy guy [CT]) Posted on: May 10, 2022 9:54 PM
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Making food no deliveries are involved --32.208.xxx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: May 10, 2022 11:58 PM
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Feels a bit like plaing "what's my line". So my question is, is the food being made legal? --75.11.xx.xx




Running a business in apt (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 8:06 AM
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My town's local laws and ordinances forbid commercial activity in residential zone homes. That said, probably a lot of folks do it.

If they are doing food prep, that means a lot more wear and tear on the appliances, meaning you will be replacing them more frequently. My lease strictly forbid running a business out of the home, including any activities that support a business off site. So in your situation, they would be in violation of my lease. My lease also does not guarantee functionality of appliances, which are provided for the tenant's convenience if they wish. For good tenants, I fix/replace them. For bad tenants...they can buy their own or do without. Nothing in our local laws and ordinances require a land lord to provide appliances.

What does your lease say?

--184.4.xx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Busy guy [CT]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 8:31 AM
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Nothing in lease forbids we should correct that for the future --32.208.xxx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 9:49 AM
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The rented premises shall be used as a private individual dwelling, and not otherwise, and shall not be sublet, assigned or transferred in any manner without the written consent of the Landlord. No part of the Premises shall be used at any time during the term of this Agreement by Tenant(s) for the purpose of carrying on any business, profession, or trade of any kind, or for any purpose other than private dwelling --71.217.xxx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 10:21 AM
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My insurance agent says a home business is OK, only if no customers ever come onto the premises for any reason. I'm having trouble trying to figure out what business involves the stove and never has any customers at the property for any reason.

There are probably local health laws about selling foods cooked at home. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Running a business in apt (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 10:31 AM
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Most municipalities require a commercial kitchen for food prep and do periodic inspections to assure that safe practices are being employed. If this is the case locally, then they are breaking the law. Hopefully you have a clause in your lease that prevents such activity.

Me, I have a lease clause that precludes operating a business out of the home (as well as obeying all laws). I realize it can be a little fuzzy with the remote worker situation and I don't care if they sit at a computer all day but I don't want physical work to be preformed at the house (day care, auto repair, food prep, etc). I will issue a quit notice if they violate the lease. --209.205.xxx.xx




Running a business in apt (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: May 11, 2022 1:01 PM
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Had a young couple move in. She was in healthcare making good money. He was in IT but promptly his job ended. She he threw a desk in the garage and stuck some lights on the ceiling and started repairing motorcycles. It stunk and it was noisy and I told him no. But then large gas cans appeared and the smell of gas was everywhere and the heater was pulling it in and cooking the fumes. Thank God it didn't catch fire. I told him to get that stuff out or the fire inspector was coming. He did. So then he started washing cars, in winter, using the hose big in the garage. Ice all over, chemicals all over, running peoples' cars into the drive and back to them all clean. I told him that had to stop. The old, unlicensed cars started appearing in front of the house. I call the police. Told tenant I was going to evict them or they could leave peacefully and I would return their security deposit. Health care worker wife was horrified and so was her father. They left. --108.24.xx.xx




Running a business in apt (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 13, 2022 7:04 AM
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Had a tenant who was given a fifth wheel trailer. Saw it parked in the yard and asked about it. It won't be there long he tells me.

Come by next week and see it partially tore down. He was scrapping it. Insulation, paneling and various piles of debris were everywhere.

Had to put an end to that but he was so far in it couldn't be pulled. We agreed that he would never do that again. --107.147.xx.xxx



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