Whether you want to run your own private business or to work for an employer from your home, you need our written permission before you start. We are likely to give permission provided that your business or work does not breach your tenancy agreement, any legislation, or cause nuisance to anyone living near you. Businesses that are likely to be approved include childminding or using a proportion of your home as an office.
We will not give permission for businesses that involve the sale of goods or services which cause disturbance or undue concern to neighbours, examples include:
- Businesses that require you to use your property to host an event
- Sales of products that may cause offence to others
- Repair of motor vehicles
- Cold calling/doorstep selling
- Animal breeding / Running kennels
- Taxi firms
- Work that involves the use of/storing of hazardous materials. For example, aerosols, spray paint or flammable gas bottles
You can apply to run a business from your home through your My SaxonWeald account. If you receive Saxon Weald's permission to run a business from your home, it will be your responsibility to get formal planning permission or building regulations approval from your local authority, or any other necessary permission before your business activity starts.
Important: It is a breach of your tenancy agreement to run a business from your home without our written consent. If you are already running an unauthorised business from your home you must apply for permission immediately. If your work or business breaks planning laws, we will ask you to stop or change your business. If your business becomes a nuisance to those living near you, we will ask you either to take steps to prevent the nuisance or to stop or change the business. If you ignore this request, we will have to take action against you for breaking the terms and conditions of your tenancy agreement.