Can a tenant in a residential agreement establish a client walkin business in the premise being rented? We are

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Customer: Can a tenant in a residential agreement establish a client walkin business in the premise being rented?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: We are specifically asking about British Columbia Canada
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Month to Month
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Customer: We only want to speak to a lawyer if it is a lawyer from British Columbia Canada
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Debra, Expert

I am a lawyer in Ontario.

There are no lawyers from BC active on this site.

I can continue if you like but if not please just ask the site for a refund.

Thanks

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hoping you will be able to clarify our situation
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Debra, Expert

Are you asking if you can conduct a business in your rental home?

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I'm asking if my tenant can run a business from their rental Suite in our home, they have walk-in clients.
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Debra, Expert

Do they share a bathroom and kitchen with you.

Also do your zoning bylaws allow for this?

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They have their own space. We're concerned about their clients coming here and being liable for any potential injuries on the property
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Debra, Expert

You missed one of my questions

Do your zoning by-laws allow a business to be run out of your home?

Also does your lease deal with this at all?

Customer
businesses are allowed to run from homes. No we were not aware of a business being established when these folks moved into our rental Suite.
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Debra, Expert

As the lease doesn't prohibit the carrying on of a business and as this is not unlawful this would not be grounds for eviction.

You should speak to your insurers to be sure that you are covered in case someone gets harmed on your premises as they would sue you as the owner of the house.

Does that clarify the law?

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Is there anything more I can help you with at this point in time?

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No, thank you.
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You are very welcome.

Please be sure to rate me before you leave the site so that I can receive credit for my work.

Thanks and take good care.

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