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Old 10-05-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: USA
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Ok I am argueing with a friend over this one...


What is the smallest amount of bedrooms that you can rent with:


#1.) Two adults and 3 same sex kids.

#2.) One adult and 3 non same sex kids.



She thinks kids do not count, I think they do.



Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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It depends on the city/county laws governing the location of the dwelling. To my knowledge, there is no state law regarding this. Most local laws do not regulate the number of bedrooms and not even the number of people in a family. However, building codes do require minimum living spaces. In that case, it is based on "occupants", which include children.

If you are talking about federally funded housing, that is different. Section 8 and HUD may have standards for number of bedrooms.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:54 AM
 
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Isn't that usually up to the landlord?
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Isn't that usually up to the landlord?
Pretty much, although local laws may have occupancy limits on large commercially owned properties - multiple family housing - for fire and safety. I've never heard of any legal limits in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction or where I lived in what is now Centennial.

When my dad would hire immigrants, some of the them lived up to 11 or 12 people in a house. Not big houses either. For them it was a cultural and a financial thing. (mostly extended families living together that came here from Asian countries)

People do that up in some of the resort communities too; but it is mostly driven by the property owner. I would think that 5 adults not related living in a two bedroom apartment would be a leasing nightmare but two adults and three children would be a different story.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Most laws I have heard of in that area refer to unrelated people, e.g. people living as roommates. I have never heard of any restrictions on the # of kids in a rental unit if the other occupants are the parents of the kids.
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Old 10-07-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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When my wife and I were younger, four of us lived in a one bedroom. Our son slept on the sofa and our infant daughter shared our bedroom. No problem.
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