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Re: WA State-Limiting the of people living in a rental by Stephen (Washington (WA)) on March 6, 2018 @14:02

I also live in WA State. I have not seen any state restrictions of the sort you are asking about. I've heard of a standard from (I think) HUD that says total of 2 people per bedroom plus 1 extra. So for a 3 bedroom unit that would be [3 bedrooms x 2 people = 6; plus 1 more = 7] so 7 for your rental.
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Re: WA State-Limiting the of people living in a rental by Geoff (NY) on March 11, 2018 @12:04 [ Reply ]
In NY building & fire safety code supersedes other occupancy laws. you might check if the same is true for your state as well, since it is largely based upon national building codes. In short a bedroom must have a a window of a minimum size (sorry don't have that info at hand),a closet, and a minimum of 70 sq. feet of floor space and a minimum of 50 square feet per occupant for bedrooms with multiple occupants. And yes numerous sources also allow that the living room can be used as sleeping quarters for a single other occupant. These are the laws that keep buildings being turned into rabbit warens of bedrooms and protect the lives of firefighters as well as the occupants.

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