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Sally, Home Seller in New York, NY

we have a toilet in an enclosed room in basement. Can this be counted as a half bath in selling?

Asked by Sally, New York, NY Thu Sep 9, 2010

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Cathy Barton’s answer
If the selling agent put it as a half bath it is stretching ... it is done all the time and probably get you a showing or two more. After all ... a toilet is a very important part of a bath wouldn't you say? Go ahead and ask your agent to do it.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 1, 2012
No, you need a permit which most owners do not have for their basement in NY , and you will also need a sink.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 29, 2010
Hi Sally, If the basement is legally finished and you apply for a permit then it should be able be considered a bathroom. If the basement isn't finished then most municipalities won't consider it because it isn't technically finished living space. I would check with your town building dept just to be sure.


Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
GEEEN Designated Agent
Legends Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 29, 2010
I think that the quick answer would be no - while it has a toilet ... Most buyers wouldn't put too much weight (value) on that arrangement.
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