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Why Should the Board Care That I Plan to Run a Business Out of My Condo?

Carmelo Milio in Co-op/Condo Buyers on August 28, 2015

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Aug. 28, 2015I plan to run my acupuncture practice out of my condo. Who will know about it, and why should the board care?

It is a direct violation of a building’s bylaws to operate a business out of a unit. As a resident of a condominium community, it is important that you and all residents follow the rules and regulations of the community regardless of your personal opinion. Your board was elected to make decisions on your behalf and with the best interests of the community in mind.

Although you believe that no one will be aware of your business, there are still liability issues in the event someone is injured during one of the procedures. Residents will also be observing your clients coming in and out of the building, which will be an issue as well.

Failure to do so will result in fines and possible legal action.

Carmelo Milio is president and director of property management at Trion Real Estate Management.

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