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garage converted to room - legal?

Postby halobear » Wed Apr 24, 2002 10:14 pm

I just saw a house for sale. The R.E. agent said that it is a legal two family. But the garage was converted into a bedroom, so the basement is what some people call a "walk-in" one bedroom apt. The previous owner got a permit to add a kitchen (stove, sink, etc.) in the basement. There is also a full bathroom. My question is, Is the bedroom (which used to be a garage) legal? It has heating and windows and is at ground level. The agent told me that the garage was converted in the 1950's.
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Re: garage converted to room - legal?

Postby Beano » Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:56 pm

Go to the Building Department and see if the certificate of occupancy for the building includes the apartments mentioned. If not, they will have a hard time getting a buyer's mortgage company to grant the mortgage. Good Luck
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Re: garage converted to room - legal?

Postby lappert » Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:51 pm

It may also depend on the zoning and if the basement is legal -- could have to do with fire egress.
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Re: garage converted to room - legal?

Postby lappert » Tue Apr 30, 2002 1:53 pm

It may also depend on the zoning and if the basement is legal -- could have to do with fire egress.
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