Does the “residential only” part of a lease apply to businesses conducted solely on-line?

Asked on October 17, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Alabama

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Good question. From what you have written I presume your question pertains to a residential lease that you have with your landlord where you are precluded from conducting commercial ventures out of the unit you are renting.

In order to determine whether or not online commercial ventures are prohibited under your lease, you need to carefully read the written agreement assuming you have one in that its terms and conditions control the obligations owed to you by the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law.

The key part of your lease is any definitions of what a commercial use of the property is versus residential. For further clarification about your lease, you may wish to speak with your landlord about it.

Good luck.


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