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Leofire, Home Buyer in Trenton, NJ

can I rent rooms to college students without zoning permission? I have four bedrooms vacant and would like to rent them.

Asked by Leofire, Trenton, NJ Thu Oct 6, 2011

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Kudos to Carlino's response.....

Anything else would be an illegal rental under the city guidelines and if they found out they would wack you some fines...and the City likes those fines!!!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 8, 2012
No you will need a boarding house compliance
There is allot to this.
Its illegal to put locks on bedroom doors as well.
each student may require there own mail boxes.
you may need to install a bell and intercom system
you may need to provide a fire escape on the building.
you may need to insatll more then one entrance.
you may need to install hardwired carbons and smokes

There is alot to this go to the buildings Dept. and speak to the Zoneing officer and the head inspector.

Thank You
Chris Carlino
609 392 0225
Web Reference: http://www.trmnj.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 7, 2012
check with local zoning officer. they will need address of home. (varies by town and also zoning) be sure to do it legally as you can get in serious trouble and be financially liable big time if not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 6, 2011
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