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For what purposes can a tenant use a residential rented property?

The main reason for renting a property must be mainly for residential use. A tenant must not register or conduct a business from the property, or breach local bye laws. This does not prevent a tenant ‘working from home’ under certain circumstances, so long as this does not involve clients visiting the property, special equipment being installed, delivery and collection of goods, causing nuisance to neighbours or the property, registered child minding. This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and, if agreed by the landlord, will require a clause in the tenancy agreement to set out the conditions.

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