All activities are not commercial in high-rise – NOFAA

All activities are not commercial in high-rise

In residential apartment, commercialization is often opposed by AOA and its members. But some activities are not come in commercialization. Presently, the rules allow 20% commercial use in residential units. If you are running your yoga class or tuition class in your residential apartment is breach of bye-law. Residential apartment cannot be used for commercial activities by a member or third party.

Activities such as yoga class, tuition class or service of Chartered Accountant, Doctor, lawyers are confused as commercial activities and this ends in raising complaints against apartment owners in association meeting. A commercial activity involves activity relating to purchase and sale of goods. According to source, business such as profession, service and teaching certain arts are permitted by apartment owners and association.

The work done by professionals involves element of service and not an activity relating to purchase and sale of goods. Commercial activity within residential premises is generally not permitted due security reasons, besides being a serious traffic nuisance for the residents.
Activities such as yoga class, tuition class or service of Chartered Accountant, Doctor, lawyers are confused as commercial activities and this ends in raising complaints against apartment owners in association meeting. A commercial activity involves activity relating to purchase and sale of goods. According to source, business such as profession, service and teaching certain arts are permitted by apartment owners and association. The work done by professionals involves element of service and not an activity relating to purchase and sale of goods. Commercial activity within residential premises is generally not permitted due security reasons, besides being a serious traffic nuisance for the residents.
There are some major things to remember are-
Get permission from your apartment owners association and its members before starting your business or service. This clears misunderstanding and gives you support from other apartment owners.
Ensure that your client is not using common areas such as parking and other amenities.
You may checkup the definitions from the local corporation/municipal laws.
Commercial activity “within” residential premises is generally not permitted due to security reasons. Ensure your business or service is not becoming a nuisance or threat of security system.
Small industry promotes the chances of betterment in addition to providing the cheaper cost of the products and service. Your business must not be loss of peace, threat to security of the residential area.

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