Hi I looked at an apartment for rent above a 2 car garage in Saugus Ma..The landlord also owns the house next door.There is one electric

Asked by Dannyboy2012, Saugus, MA Wed May 2, 2012

meter for both buildings (its on the house next door).Is it legal to have an apartment above a garage?.There are no windows that can be seen from the street,it seems it was built to not look like a residence.What in the building code makes this residence legal?

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Talisa Raffe…, Agent, Hamilton, MA
Wed May 2, 2012
If you have the address, you can go to town hall and ask them it if is a legal residence. From the sound of it, it is not a legal residence. I live and work in Saugus, and our town is pretty strict on the requirements of multi-families. It could be in in-law apartment, which should have a family member residing in it.
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