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Old 08-10-2010, 10:20 PM
 
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We are going to move to New Jersey (around Bridgewater) in next 3-4 weeks and after checking out the apartment rents, I am conteplating taking a one bedroom apartment rather than a 2 bedroom one. But we have a small kid (about an year old) but his crib goes into our bedroom. So we really need One bedroom apartment (at least for another year or so). Is there some regulation in NJ that prevents you from renting a one bedroom apartment if you have a kid or in other words, if there would be more than 2 residents in an apartment?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:26 AM
 
Location: West Orange, NJ
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We are going to move to New Jersey (around Bridgewater) in next 3-4 weeks and after checking out the apartment rents, I am conteplating taking a one bedroom apartment rather than a 2 bedroom one. But we have a small kid (about an year old) but his crib goes into our bedroom. So we really need One bedroom apartment (at least for another year or so). Is there some regulation in NJ that prevents you from renting a one bedroom apartment if you have a kid or in other words, if there would be more than 2 residents in an apartment?

Thanks in advance!
hahaha. i wish there was a regulation like this only because of my previous upstairs neighbors. married couple with 6 kids in a 3 bedroom apartment. there's nothing saying you can't do it.

the only thing that may make it cost prohibitive is if you pay a "realtor's fee" for finding the apartment. if it's no fee, then save the cash for another year and just get the 1 bedroom!

the more space you have, the more you'll use. i rented a 2 bedroom with my wife and it just allowed us to accumulate more crap. it was only slightly more expensive, and it was nice having the spare room, but really we wasted money.

it's nice just getting what you need sometimes!
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania & New Jersey
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Yes, you're legal in a 1 bedroom.

In the past, as a general rule, the maximum number of people allowed to reside in an apartment is the number of bedrooms times two plus one: (#BR x 2) + 1. Hence, in a one bedroom, you may have up to three persons. (1 x 2) + 1 = 3.

0BR = 1 person limit
1BR = 3 person limit
2BR = 5 person limit
3BR = 7 person limit
4BR = 9 person limit
5BR = 11 person limit

Recent HUD guidelines have been even more lenient. I recently saw a Housing Quality Standard (HQS) list that raised the formula to (#BR x 2) + 2 for all units larger than a studio.
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:37 AM
 
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No rules against it. Save your money.
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Old 08-13-2010, 03:07 PM
 
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Default Thank you!

Thank you all for your responses. That's comforting and makes the move less stressful on the pocket.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:15 PM
 
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My down stairs neighbors has a 7year old boy and a 6 year old girl his self and mother in a one bedroom apartment is it a law about that being to many people.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:42 PM
 
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New Jersey Housing Occupancy Limits: How Many People is Too Many? - New Jersey Real Estate Attorney Blog
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