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    Question about Apartments

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Duchess-Yukine-Suoh, Apr 12, 2014.

    Can two people who are not in a relationship (i.e. siblings) get a studio apartment or do those things have a one-person-only rule?
     
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    It probably depends on the culture. Murphy beds were invented so that a man could have a woman in his sitting room instead of the bedroom.

    For a landlord that can look up their credit report, he can see that they are siblings.

    Several years ago, we rented a non-studio as a non-married couple but it was no secret that we slept in the same bed.
     
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    Well, can two people live in a studio apartment? That was my question.

    "The Murphy bed, it goes into the wall. The bed's gone up, O'Reilly's gone up, but he hasn't come down at all.... "
     
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    Most landlords wouldn't really care. They want tenants who don't destroy the place, don't bother anyone a whole lot and most importantly, pay the rent on time.
    A landlord could have a one person only rule for a studio, but that would not be the majority of landlords.
     
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    Some landlords would charge extra for any additional permanent occupants, but, as was said, it depends on the landlord and the area.
     
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    This was very helpful! Thank you!
     
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    There's also maximum occupancy laws. Depending on state/locale, a landlord is only allowed to let so many people live in an apartment based on square footage. But I don't think two people in a studio would be a problem.
     
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    That seems perfectly normal, yep. As someone said, sometimes there are housing regulations about the number of unrelated adults (when we were in college they were pretty blatantly intended to keep students out of certain kinds of housing), but those wouldn't be universal, and where we were they were also pretty much ignored.
     
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    It depends on the landlord's arrangements. In some places, the landlord allows only one person to occupy a studio type apartment. In some places, the landlord allows two or even more occupants to stay in one studio apartment, provided, of course, that the occupants will agree to raise to pay a higher apartment bill.
     
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    as noted above, it depends on where/when this is taking place and on the landlord's preference and local statutes...
     
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    When I lived in Mississippi, there were laws restricting number of tenants vs number of rooms, sex of tenants vs number of rooms, unmarried couples could not have both names on a lease, etc.

    It depends on where you are
     
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    Jeeezus Louisus -- all this was actually codified in MS? I'm happy up North.
     
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    Then stay there:p
    Of course I'm not being totally serious, but different strokes for different folks. In Oxford, an ex-mayor owned the ice company and made it illegal to sell cold beer outside of a bar/resto. That law still stands
     

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