Posted by Tenantnet on August 02, 1998 at 13:44:12:
In Reply to: home office theaten eviction posted by marc on August 01, 1998 at 00:23:32:
: can the landlord theaten eviction for having a home office.
: my friend is an artist who uses a mac to do computer art and the landlord is complaining about him having machines
: in his home.
Some localities (i.e., Los Angeles) apparently have laws against
working at home (even if you own the home). But there is no such
law in NY. What matters is if you cause problems, such as noise,
extra garbage. If you have customers come regularly, if you hang
out a sign or advertise with the location, that might be a problem.
There is no law against having computers in one's home and it's none
of the landlord's business what one does with them. If the landlord
has a valid claim of nuisance, then that's another matter, but typing
on a computer will get the landlord laughed out of court. Make him
specify what the nuisance is.
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