Fair Lawn, NJ asked in Land Use & Zoning for New Jersey

Q: I live in Paramus NJ - next door house is zoned as R100 - single family home It has been rented to 3 diff families

Ordinance borough clerk says its ok cos there are not more than 15 in the hse.

Owner paid for Residential resident Cert of Occupancy for tenants just recently.

Borough code says its ok - but why? This is not zoned as a Multi family only Single family

BTW they had to remove another stove cos of multi kitchens

The hse is divided into 3 living areas - 3 kitchens and separate living quarters

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Morris Leo Greb
Morris Leo Greb
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Rockaway, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: If all rooms are accessible to all persons residing in the house and the house meets occupancy limits, the house conforms. If any part of the hose is accessible by only one tenant, then it is a multiple family. It then is illegal. The test is often to check if there are locks on the doors.

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