More Objections To Businesses In The Home
(Home Biz Notes.com) Another news story reinforces the advice to check into zoning regulations, sub-division agreements, health codes, as well as restrictions that may have been written into your deed (if you own) and lease (if you rent) before starting a home business. This holds true particularly if you have many people coming to your door and/or numerous deliveries and pick-ups.
In this article, Commissioners vote no on home business, in the Houston (TX) Home Journal, we learn that even though the homeowners had received permission from the County Zoning and Appeals Commission and their home owners association president, the Houston County Commissioners turned down the idea after numerous residents complained.
The homeowners explained that materials and trucks for their water-damage clean-up business would be stored elsewhere. However, it appears that neighbors didn’t like the idea of so many delivery trucks on the street. Also, apparently in the subdivision’s covenant, the homes there were for residential use only.
Make sure, before you start a home business, that it won’t present situations in violation of existing laws and regulations. With many businesses being strictly online nowadays, there is less problem with those causing problems. However, I’ve heard of cases where there have been objections, especially if the business involves numerous deliveries and pick-ups as you sell items online.
(The cases I reference to or use as examples generally occur in the United States. How strict are regulations in other countries? How about letting us know?)
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