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Any laws against operating a small office from an apartment in the ACT?

By janeycomelately 19 August 2008 23

I was wondering whether any RiotACTers knew of any laws or regulations that would prevent a small business to operate from a residential apartment or townhouse in the ACT?

Given the scarcity and cost of commercial leases, working from a residential place is looking like a real option.

I can’t seem to find any legislation nor can I find anything against it in some of the generic body corporate agreements I’ve read. 

It would be a 9-5 business with mainly just an employee or two working at one time.

(And before you ask, it would be office-stuff not ‘personal services’.)

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Wiebe 3:17 pm 26 Jan 09

it is not legal, You will have to ask your Body Corporate Manager to check the Form 5’s in the title deeds to see if the area is allowed to support businesses aswell as private dwellings. In more cases than not, it is nt allowed.

astrojax 5:34 pm 20 Aug 08

or overcharge for pizzas.

G-Fresh 9:52 am 20 Aug 08

As long as you don’t have a pet all should be fine.

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