what is the legal occupancy laws for each person to occupy an apartment per square foot in new Windsor new York. I need a copy of the actual law or statute to demonstrate and prove to the tenancy that I am within my legal rights to have three immediate family members per the square footage to live in a one bedroom apartment.
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
Dear Newburgh Tenant:
Get in touch with the New Windsor Building Department. That is the best source to discover if there is a local law restricting occupancy.
This is a link to the state law allowing your family to live together in one home subject to local law relating to overcrowding:
Section '8' of the statute allows local code to triumph over the general provisions prohibiting a landlord to restrict occupancy:
">>>8. Nothing in this section shall be construed as invalidating or impairing the operation of, or the right of a landlord to restrict occupancy in order to comply with federal, state or local laws, regulations, ordinances or codes. >>>"
See more at: http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/RPP/7/235-f#sthash.196K5wlV.dpuf
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.
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