• Public health license.


    Am Emmanuel from Kiambu. I’ve rented a shop for tailoring business in a building that contains multiple spaces, but am concerned that the county council does is not giving me a license unless I have a public health license. Kindly is it the shop tenant or landlord who should have it? The past year I took the public health license that reads that they have inspected my shop and certified me but they never visited my shop. What is right concerning that and what should I do?

    1 Answers Jul 1, 2023 3 months ago
    As a tenant of a shop space, it is usually your responsibility to get the necessary licenses and permits for your business, not the landlord’s. However, some landlords might include clauses in their lease agreements that require tenants to comply with certain regulations or standards. For example, the landlord might require you to have a public health inspection before renting the space, or to follow certain sanitation or safety rules. You should check your lease agreement carefully and consult a lawyer if you have any doubts or questions, It is also possible that the county council has different rules or procedures for issuing public health licenses than the ones you are familiar with. For example, they might have different criteria for inspecting your shop, or different fees or deadlines for renewing your license. You should contact the county council directly and ask them about their requirements and expectations for getting a public health license for your tailoring business3 As for your question, your landlord is responsible for any aspects of health and safety written in the lease, for example in communal areas. You must take reasonable steps to make sure your landlord fulfils these. I'm sorry to hear that you have been having issues with the public health license. It is important that you follow up with the relevant authorities to ensure that you are compliant with all regulations. You can also seek legal advice if you feel that your rights have been violated.
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