Recently I left my job and have decided to start my own business. Am I permitted to operate a business out of my condominium unit?
“Like many questions involving condominiums, the answer to this question depends
upon your condominium documents,” says attorney Henry Goodman of Goodman, Shapiro & Lombardi, LLC in Dedham, Massachusetts, and Providence Rhode Island. “Quite frequently, condominium documents provide that the units are solely for
residential use. This will prohibit most commercial activities. Further, zoning
bylaws applicable to the HOA may also prohibit commercial activities.
“It is to be noted that quite frequently a commercial activity that does not
involve customer traffic or employees may be permitted, such as in the case of a "cottage industry," home or
professional office. A review of your condominium documents, zoning bylaws and
court rulings would be in order to answer this question with any specificity.”