We have a small sari-sari store which we installed inside our garage area for us to have extra income. It's been running good for about a month but when our landowner visited our place she told us to remove the store because she said it's illegal due to the apartment's business operation is classified as residential. Our sari sari store occupies about 3/4 of our garage which is about 3 sqm and has a starting capital of 5 thousand pesos. It is only a small store like what you always see within the your Barangay area. She claims she know the law and has given us one week to remove the store otherwise we will have to look for a new apartment. My question is is it true that it's illegal to set up a sari sari store in our apartment? And is it legal to have us removed from our apartment if what she says is indeed true?
Thank you very much,