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Old 05-27-2020, 02:16 PM
 
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Hey guys, is there some strict law about occupancy limits in 1bd apartment?
I was denied by multiple community’s due to 2max occupant rule.
Family of 3 2 adults and 17month child .
Thanks.
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Old 05-27-2020, 02:28 PM
 
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Hey guys, is there some strict law about occupancy limits in 1bd apartment?
I was denied by multiple community’s due to 2max occupant rule.
Family of 3 2 adults and 17month child .
Thanks.
Code doesn't consider that excessive, I believe. However, it might be allowed by a landlord, not sure. Have you asked where they're coming up with the "rule"?

I know that in single family dwellings occupancy is based on the number of bedrooms and adults, like two adults per bedroom, or something to that effect. I would have to research this but I have seen it.

RM
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Old 05-27-2020, 03:42 PM
 
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I’ve seen the 2 people/bedroom rule as well.
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:13 PM
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Generally it is 1 bedroom/2 people. However this can be modified based on the size of the bedroom. HUD generally follows the 1BR/2 people room.

Your local jurisdiction may have it's own rules. Some jurisdictions allow for a child up to 18 months to be included. Call your local city or town clerk.

If your jurisdiction does not have any special rules and you feel that your landlord is denying you an apartment due to your have a child, you may want to see about invoking Fair Housing Act.

"Scenario. A family of five applies to rent a two-bedroom home. The family is turned away by the housing provider after being told that its occupancy policy only allows a maximum of three people in a two-bedroom unit. The family has been told this before by other housing providers and is upset they have been turned away, especially because of the lack of affordable housing options in the community.

What, if anything, can the family do?

In many cases, such a restrictive policy could violate the Fair Housing Act.

Families with Children are Protected under the Fair Housing Act.
Families with children are a protected class under the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). Generally, rental policies that prohibit children are considered facially discriminatory because they explicitly target and exclude a group that is protected by the fair housing laws. (The FHA does make an exception for certain senior housing.)"


https://www.fairhousingnc.org/newsle...y-is-too-many/
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Old 06-16-2020, 07:06 AM
 
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This might be a HUD rule, not the apartment rule, not sure...
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