Dear PoPville – Starting a Home Office Problems

by Prince Of Petworth November 17, 2011 at 2:30 pm 61 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been running a little side business doing web development and decided things are going well enough to make things official for my little home office: business license, trade name, etc. However, in order to get my business license I first need a Home Occupation Permit. And since I do not own my apartment, I need an approval from my landlord, Borger Management. However, the property manager reports they simply do not allow home offices, which I’m finding a little difficult to believe.

I understand having discretion over activities that would impact other tenants but for professionals who just need a laptop, cell phone, and mailing address? So NO ONE in any of their apartments works from home? Is this kind of simple ban even allowed? Anyone else have experience with this?

Livid in Lanier Heights”


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