Private Zoning vs. Public Zoning: A Community Association Dilemma

Question: My husband and I have recently retired, and are supplementing our income by giving music lessons in our home. Recently, the Board of Directors of our condominium association has advised us that our legal documents specifically state that our unit can only be used for residential purposes and that no business of any kind is permitted. However, we have confirmed that local law permits us to obtain a home-office permit and that we are not in violation of any laws. We do not teach any bands, and do not have concerts in our house. We only teach children — ages 7-15 — piano lessons. Does the association have the right to restrict our teaching?  Read the Q&A………..


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