Thome contractors his file was last updated on May 3, 2021.
When setting up your company, you must indicate the address of its domicile (its registered office) and the address of the place of exercise of your activity. A business creator can perfectly domicile his company and carry out his activity at home. However, strict conditions are laid down at this level. In addition, the right to domicile one’s business at home does not necessarily give the right to also carry out one’s activity there.
The Entrepreneurs’ Corner explains everything you need to know to carry out your professional activity at home:Working at home: what you need to knowExercise of professional activity and domiciliation: what difference?Exercising your professional activity at home: the rulesWorking at home: what you need to know
The exercise of a professional activity from home is not necessarily easy to manage. First of all, this can lead to confusion between your professional sphere and your private life. In addition, you must have adequate housing that includes at least one room in which you can set up your business. If your business involves storing goods and/or receiving customers, this can quickly become complicated. The observation is the same if you recruit one or more employees.
At the level of your company, you will be liable for the business property tax (CFE) on the part of your home that is used by the exercise of your professional activity. To protect yourself, we advise you to adapt your home insurance policy so that you are also covered against possible accidents caused by your professional activity.
The exercise of a professional activity at the manager’s home is regulated, conditions are laid down. Sometimes it is even necessary to obtain permission from the town hall.
Create your business – Our tools to support you Professional activity and domiciliation: what’s the difference?
These two concepts should not be confused. In relation to this, here is the distinction: the domiciliation of your company, which consists of declaring the administrative and tax address of your company,the exercise of your activity, which consists in particular of receiving customers, receiving goods, receiving employees or producing goods and services.
The possibility of domiciliating your company with you does not, however, give you the right to carry out your professional activity there. The rules applicable to the exercise of the activity at home depend on its location. Exercising your professional activity at home: the rules
The rules applicable at this level depend on the location of your home. You live in a city of less than 200,000 inhabitants
If you live in a city of less than 200,000 inhabitants, you can carry out your professional activity in your home provided that there are no contractual or legislative provisions to the contrary. If you are a tenant of your dwelling, you must check the clauses of your lease. If necessary, you must also check your co-ownership regulations. You live in an urban free zone – entrepreneurial territories (ZFU-TE)
If you live in a ZFU-TE, the applicable rules are similar to those for cities with fewer than 200,000 inhabitants. You can therefore carry out your professional activity in your home provided that no contractual or legislative provision precludes it. You live in a city of more than 200,000 inhabitants
If you live in a city of more than 200,000 inhabitants, you must first obtain permission from the mayor of your municipality. The exercise of the activity at your home leads to a change of use of the premises for residential use. To obtain this authorization, all of the following conditions must be met:no provision of the lease (if you are a tenant) or the co-ownership regulations (if you are concerned by this) opposes it,the accommodation corresponds to your principal residence,and the exercise of your activity does not cause nuisance or danger to the neighborhood, or does not lead to disorder for the building.
In certain situations, however, it is accepted that you do not need prior authorization from the town hall. We explain below what are the conditions that allow you to benefit from an authorization in principle. You have accommodation located on the ground floor
The activity can be carried out at home if you meet all the necessary conditions to obtain the permit and if the activity is carried out only by the occupants of the dwelling. You have an accommodation that is not located on the ground floor
The activity can be carried out at home if you meet all the necessary conditions to obtain the authorisation and if:the activity is carried out solely by the occupants of the dwelling,You do not receive goods or customers at your home.and your dwelling is not located in a low-rent housing (otherwise, you need the opinion of the HLM organization and the authorization of the mayor). You live in departments 92, 93 or 94
If your accommodation is located in one of the following departments: Hauts-de-Seine (92), Seine-Saint-Denis (93) or Val-de-Marne (94), the applicable rules are similar to those applicable in cities with more than 200,000 inhabitants.