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New article on non-conforming bedrooms

July 21st, 2010

The requirements for a bedroom are stricter than you might think, mainly because occupants must be able to escape in case of a fire. The window and door, in particular, have to provide an easy means of escape. But there are other factors as well, from ceiling height to natural lighting and closets. Sellers often advertise a room as a bedroom when it would more accurately be described as a den, and landlords rent these rooms out to get extra cash. I the city finds out, however, problems can arise. To find out more about the requirements for bedrooms and the risks posed to violators, check out our new article on non-conforming bedrooms.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.

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