[hackerspaces] Rent: is a space 'business usage'? (legal questions, Germany)

Björn Oelke bo at kbct.de
Tue Feb 18 09:31:13 CET 2014

Am 17.02.2014 um 12:23 schrieb hadez <hadez.hso at nrrd.de>:
> On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Björn Oelke <bo at kbct.de> wrote:
>> our hackerspace[1] needs to move soon and the landlord of a potential new location just said he's sorry but he was told he needs an additional permission by the authorities to rent out the room to a club. ("Gewerbliche Nutzung")
>> We're non-profit, in German "gemeinnütziger Verein", and we're not using the location for commercial purposes, just some club mate and stuff like that with nearly no margin.
>> I'd be happy if someone could clarify this. :)
> IANAL. But I can add another data point.
> shackspace is renting in a building that's zoned for commercial use
> and our lease is a business lease.
> Not sure if that's a requirement though, that's just how it happened ;)
> One core difference to keep in mind here is that business leases have
> shorter termination notice times and you can get evicted a lot easier
> compared to regular private renting agreements.
> Unless you have issues with your landlord or planning on having them
> in the future that shouldn't be an issue though ;)

That's good to know, thanks.

BO .. http://kbct.de
PS: Moin.

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