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what does multiple occupancy mean?

what does multiple occupancy mean? 
  • December 17 2010 - Outer Richmond
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It means that the property is multiple units, as opposed to a single family home.
Why this matters is that financing can be different for multi-units. Also, if the units are not legal (built with permits) that can present some challenges with getting financing.
  • January 05 2011
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Just to add to Kelly's post, I believe that for a mother-in-law suite to be considered separate quarters (making the home multiple occupancy), there has to be a full kitchen including a stove and oven. My assistant told me that when they built their house with an attached suite, they did not put a stove or oven in the kitchen to avoid having it called multiple occupancy on the permits.
  • December 21 2010
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It means more than one family may occupy the property.  It could be a duplex, fourplex, or a property with separate quarters, ex. mother-in-law suite or maid's quarters.
  • December 17 2010
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