Four single adults living in a market rate apartment, even one with four bedrooms, seems innocent enough. Yet it falls outside of what is permitted in the Housing Maintenance Code.
HOUSING MAINTENANCE CODE
Sec. 27-2004 Definitions.
a. The following terms, as used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings:
The term department shall mean the department, bureau, division or other agency charged with the enforcement of this title.
Wherever the word or words occupied, is occupied, used, or is used appear, such word or words shall be construed as if followed by the words "or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied".
A dwelling is any building or structure or portion thereof which is occupied in whole or in part as the home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings.
A family is (i) a single person, or (ii) two or more persons related by blood or marriage or who are parties to a domestic partnership, occupying a dwelling unit and maintaining a common household with not more than two boarders, roomers or lodgers;
(iii) not more than three unrelated persons occupying a dwelling unit and maintaining a common household. A boarder, roomer or lodger is a person who pays a consideration for living within the household and does not occupy such space as an incident of employment. Foster children lawfully living with the family in accordance with the provisions of the social services law are considered to be members of the family. A common household is deemed to exist if every member of the family has access to all parts of the dwelling unit.
Ignorance of the law is no Excuse for breaking it!
Senior Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
All the best,
Most young people require a co-signer on a lease because they haven't had the chance to establish credit. Now, that DOESN"T mean you should all run out and get credit cards (please don't).
Four people sharing an apartment always runs it's own risks regardless of the tenants age. What happens if someone leaves the apartment and stops paying rent?
You will need a person (more than one possibly) who has established credit and shows suffcient income to cover the rent in the event all of you get up and walk out.
What's your budget?
do you have a guarantor making 80x the monthly rent?
can you pay the rent in advance?
its not illegal for 4 adults to live in a big enough apartment, we rent 3 and 4 bedrooms to 4 adults very often.
whats your budget?
give me a call and i will do my best to help.
im not sure where the guy saying its illegal in nyc is coming from. i will research the housing code and look into what it says about 4 non related adults sharing an apartment in nyc
it happens every day, as far as i am aware, its all about space per person, but i will make sure!!
thanks,bob brooks 9177496332