« Things to Consider Before Calling a Lower Level Room a Bedroom

Frequently a question is raised as to whether or not a "legal" bedroom can be located in the lower level of a home. The following are requirements from the Department of Safety & Professional Standards Administrative Rules concerning "habitable rooms" (including bedrooms) located below grade. You are encouraged to consult with appropriate third parties and check local ordinances to ensure all necessary requirements are met. Lower level rooms that do not meet safety guidelines for a bedroom should not be labeled as bedrooms in the MLS. A photo of the egress window is required for all lower level bedrooms, and must be added within 7 days of the list date.



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