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Dwelling laws re: legal # of occupantsJun 02, 2012

Hi...I have asked this before but did not get a clear response. I just looked at the Multiple Dwelling resource that Habitat has put together. Alas, I cannot find how to determine the legal number of people allowed to live in a condo unit. I know this goes in part by square footage and number of bedrooms, as legally describe, but I cannot find the equation, if you will. Can someone point me in the right direction? This is an issue for our condo.

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# of of occupants - Holger Jun 03, 2012

look in your local ordinances and your condo/coop docs

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Local ordinances - Michele Jun 03, 2012

How do I find those?

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local ordinances - holger Jun 03, 2012

call your county government...and the condo/coop docs ( they may or may not mention it

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occupancy ordinances - JG in NYC Jun 05, 2012

Your county government would have the info, if they have established one.
I believe NYC requires 80 sq feet per occupant, not counting hallways, kitchens or baths.

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legal # of occupants - Dianne Stromfeld Jun 04, 2012

A "rule of thumb" is roughly for an 80 square foot bedroom, 2 people, smaller, one person. Again,this is just a rule of thumb and a general guideline.

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