Property law: can I work from home if it is rented? - Financial Times

Jason Hunter, Partner in the Russell-Cooke Solicitors, property litigation team.
Jason Hunter
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Since the coronavirus lockdown, I have had to stop renting my office space and have relocated my business to my home. The problem is that I rent my home and my lease does not allow me to use my flat for business purposes. Is this going to be a problem with the landlord?

It could be. Most assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) prohibit business use, but since the UK went into lockdown on March 23, many renters will have had little choice but to work from home. It will all come down to the nature of your business: how many people are working with you at the flat? And do you have regular deliveries or customer visits?

Jason Hunter appears in the Financial Times answering a property law question. 

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Listed in The Legal 500 and Chambers UK as a leader in his field, Jason is a partner and head of the property and housing litigation team, specialising in the avoidance or resolution of property disputes (using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or litigation).

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