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Username: Frisco_resident

Post Number: 12
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 09:14 am:   

In an apartment complex, what is the legal occupancy for 3 bedroom apartments? What does a citizen do if they are aware of a violation of the legal requirements?

Donnie Mayfield, Chief Building Official
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Post Number: 43
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 01:40 pm:   

The City of Frisco does not have an ordinance limiting the number of occupants in a dwelling unit.

According to the Fair Housing Act, a landlord cannot refuse to rent housing based on familial status (including children under the age of 18 living with parent or legal custodians; pregnant women; and people securing custody of children under 18). The landlord can make rules to limit the number of occupants. The maximum occupancy should depend on the number of bedrooms and age of the occupants. Texas law generally limits occupancy to 3 adults (persons over 18 years of age) for each bedroom of the dwelling. The landlord can set lower standards, as long as he does not discriminate. He can also limit the number of visitors, etc., but these rules must be in writing before the lease is signed.

If you feel there is a violation, you should contact the apartment manager.

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