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What are the legal steps and necessary protections in order

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What are the legal steps and necessary protections in order to ensure my security and on being a professional manager of an escort agency? This is in question to regards ***** ***** my self from any disputes with the local authority, to writing effective contract, to avoid any dispute with the police or the landlord.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
Are you running it from a house? Do clients visit you?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

It is not running yet however I imagine it to run it from the house and clients are likely to visit the workers, so the answer is yes to both of your questions.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
But will they visit your house? Ie will you have customers coming and going?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Will you have planning permission?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

i won't need a planning permission as I'm not going to alter or build on the land. I want to rent a house and use it for the business purpose.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
In a residential area?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Yes

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
The problem is you can't do anything to protect yourself. It's a residential area so people will complain. The property can be closed by the police or council with a premises closure order. This is because you are carrying out an activity which is not socially acceptable.
If it was on an industrial estate you would be ok, but residents will be upset. The police can close you down as it stands,
Therefore you are unlikely to be charged with anything but probably closed down.
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you. But I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Did not answer my question to the standard and I should have a chance to clarify or ask more questions to make it clearer.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
I needed to know the details before I gave you a full answer. What else would you like to know?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Could i possibly change the use of building in regards ***** ***** area and if not would it be enough to get an application of certificate of lawful proposal use or development to avoid such an issue of unhappy neighbours?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I meant to have no disputes with local authorities or powers rather than neighbours

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
You need to avoid residential. You would be far better off renting a unit and then converting that. Keep it from residential.
Alex
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

In regards ***** ***** buildings, do I have to tell the landlord about my business purpose? Meaning that let's say I rent a unit or an office and transform it for my business purpose without the renter's knowledge. I guess it is something to be stated within terms of contract, however can such scenario as stated above lead to the breach of contract? Can I legitimately start advertise the business after the commercial property would be rented? Or do I have to notify local authority first? It's not socially acceptable however I want it to be least socially aggravating.

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
No, you dont have to tell the Landlord. As long as you are not breaching any contract term you are ok. You only need to notify the Council if there is a change of use.
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

That does make it much clearer. Can you please answer my last question which is; what not to miss in the contract with adult workers? mainly because what happens between two adults behind closed doors should not amount to my criminal liability. Thanks

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Indeed. Should be the word but they can still close the premises for anti social behaviour.
Alex
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hi
I am just following up to see if there is anything else I can help with?
If this answers your question might I ask you to rate my answer before you go today please, the button should be at the bottom of the screen.
If you need more help please click reply.
Alex
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

No that's fine. I have no further questions. Thank you

Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Ok thanks.