The lease states that this property is a 4 bedroom townhouse. The county appraisal office lists the same property as a 2 bedroom. One "bedroom" has no window or direct access to outside. The other is not near a bathroom. I can only surmise that this property owner is receiving a tax break while charging for rooms that are not actually bedrooms. Do I have any recourse?
It is unclear what the question is or the "recourse" available. I assume you visited the property before signing a lease, and I assume the rent is a set dollar amount for the entire space, not an amount per bedroom.
Generally a room must be of a certain minimum size and have two means of ingress and egress to classify as bedroom.
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