I would like to get some advice regarding using consumer services for business purposes, where the contracts for the services have terms that when taken in isolation, forbid the use of the services for such things.
The services range from things like electricity and gas, to internet, telephone, and car insurance. Such no-business-use restrictions are very awkward for sole traders that want to share their personal space/utilities with their business.
Often the contracts stipulate that if any term is found illegal, invalid, and/or unenforceable, then it is struck off from the contract. The contracts also often stipulate things like that the contract is to be construed in accordance with the laws of some geographical area (such as England and Wales). These things lead me to ask whether such prohibitive terms might be considered struck off from the contract, or reduced in scope, through any such reasoning.