Setting up an Online Tutoring Business From Home after Redundancy due to Coronavirus

Hi All, Hope you're all well.
My daughter became redundant at the weekend along with all the staff at a private TEFL School. She has had requests from her current students wishing to continue their lessons with her and of course as this cannot be done face to face, she has thought about starting teaching online.  She rents a room in a house and of course wouldn't have students coming to the house. Her equipment would be a computer with camera and her workbooks and teaching aids, cards pictures worksheets and the like.
It's unlikely she would earn enough to pay tax, but does anyone have a good link or a list of things she'd need to look at before doing this ir running a business from home and whether if this took off what expenses she could offset her taxes against.
Any advice would be really appreciated.


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  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,629 Forumite
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    The first thing she look at is whether she is breaching the conditions of her tenancy/rental agreement.
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • bujin
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    Hi Thanks. She actually rents the room from two friends, a couple who own the property. So I guess they'd need to check with their Mortgage lender re breach of contract?

  • lincroft1710
    lincroft1710 Posts: 17,629 Forumite
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    It would be more usual that there was a restrictive covenant placed on the house by the builder/developer saying that no businesses could be run from the house. But it may also be that a condition of the mortgage that no business may be run.
    If you are querying your Council Tax band would you please state whether you are in England, Scotland or Wales
  • I highly doubt a restrictive covenant or mortgage condition would cause any issues for this type of business. 

    These are to stop people having deliveries/stock/customers coming to the house - from a restrictive covenant perspective 

    The mortgage conditions would probably be to avoid a residential property becoming a commercial one like being converted into a shop. 

    What you are talking about here is a work from home role where there is no traffic to the property or change of use of property so legally there is nothing stopping this being done.  




  • asajj
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    She can do it through Zoom Meeting app or Houseparty app. She'd need to register as self employed and submit self assessment. She can also use apps like Fiverr to advertise her classes so she might get other students interested in. Hope it goes well for her x
    ally.
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