Can a business get shut down if someone is living in it?
The business is a barbershop.
It's not an apartment or a building with a landlord. It is a barbershop, and the building is small. There is no shower, no bed space. Just a sink and a toilet in the bathroom and a closet sized storage room.
zoning is a thing few people appreciate. IN classes [taken 25 yrs ago]
we were given this hypothesis--would you care if --next to your home or business,
a hog farm were set up? According to stats, of 1,000 people asked, 2 people said it would not bother them.
a retail business is placed in an area where there are other retail businesses but not homes.
homes are placed where there are no businesses--and of course, logically, they meet at a dividing
line--but in no city that I know of in the US, is there a house, then a gas station, then another
house, then a bar then another house then a meat packing factory--as they DID have
100+ yrs ago before zoning was created in some cities.
a barber shop only needs certain things and the city/county planner/inspector only demands
a house need more--and different things.
in some cities, a barber shop would have a full apartment ABOVE it. But those are
two different zoned properties, instead of laterally zoned, they are vertically zoned.
hope that helps.
Maybe but it's more if the landlord terminates your lease or not.by SecretSomeone - 10 months ago
It would be unlikely.by SlightlyDusty - 10 months ago
A lot depends on how local law enforcement handles it.
What are the zoning codes? You gotta do a bit of research.
The business is NOT the property, or the people or anything else. The business is its own entity and yes, it can be shut down. If someone is living there then whoever owns the property can apply for and will get an eviction notice served - that has nothing at all to do with the business being shut down though, it's probably more to do with the rent not being paid or the mortgager taking the property to pay off the loan which isn't being paidby James DiGriz - 10 months ago
Depends on the city code. Yes it could get shut down.by Fred F - 10 months ago
Not really, although it would be up to the landlord. Maybe you want to check your lease agreement? i cant imagine it says anything because its not your average scenario, but legally, if it is not in there prohibiting it, its not like you are breaking any rules then legally/technically.by Florida~Girl - 10 months ago
I the ' some one ' is the owner or a tenant before your occupying the place, your position is weak and you will have to leave the place.if the person is unauthorized living in that building, you can ask him to vacate.by smahadevan39 - 10 months ago