Why can't businesses be run from uni accommodation?Watch
Is there likely to be big consequences if you're found to be running a business from your room?
Student life, in partnership with UEA
Depends on the business, if you are running one from your room but it is all online then I cannot imagine there being an issue. If the business requires people to attend your accommodation or storage then I think that may be an issue.
I'm thinking of starting to plan an online business but I'm wondering if I'd be faced with a lot of issues by my accom if they found out
It depends on the contents of your tenancy agreement, terms of the landlord's insurance coverage and the type of business you have.
You're not insured to run a business from the premises - that would require separate insurance and tax implications. However, if it is an online business and you are merely accessing the business from the accommodation then I cannot see how that would be an issue, because how would they know? As opposed to it being a beauty treatment centre and people coming and going or requiring storage and thus causing implications for a fire hazard.