Condominium Unit Owner’s Artistic Endeavors Conflict with Association’s Regulations

The following article presents a case in which a Louisiana Condominium Association sues a unit owner for offering and selling art lessons out of her home, citing that such commercial activity is strictly prohibited.

In-Home Art Studio Violates Commercial Use Restriction

Bayou Terrace Estates is a subdivision in St. Amant, La., which is managed and regulated by Bayou Terrace Estates Home Owners Association, Inc. (association). Jessica Stuntz purchased a home in the subdivision in October 2006, and immediately began providing art lessons in her home.

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