FRJ, Renter in New York, NY

If a psychiatrist lives in a rental building, can they rent another one-bedroom apartment in the same building and use as an office?

Asked by FRJ, New York, NY Wed Jun 5, 2013

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The building may allow live/work but the only way to find out is to ask management.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 5, 2013
It really depends on the zoning in the area. If you go to your city, you should be able to find out if businesses are allowed in that area. If not, then it may be against the law.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 8, 2014
If you wish to rent an apartment where you are able to conduct business, have clients and generate income, you will have to rent in a work/live apartment or in a mixed use building. the use of the apartment is usually advertised in the description of the apartment you wish to lease. Most of the time, you will not be able to rent an apartment and turn it into an income producing business unless you lease a commercial unit or a work/live unit. The units have to be zoned as such.
Fern Hamberger
Associate Broker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 19, 2013
It depends on the rules of the building.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 17, 2013
Management can accurately answer, consider a call...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 5, 2013
I agree with Mr. Park's response. It is not without precedence in Manhattan or elsewhere and you oftern see Doctor shingles or other signage on buildings as well. Yes, check with management if this is really something you feel a need to follow up on.
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