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Craig BennettCraig Bennett
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Hi Len,

I have always looked at these situations concentrating on the doorway between the two units.

If there is no possibility of locking this door and all occupants have free and unrestricted access to all areas of the house then it is a Single Family Dwelling Unit.

I would also want a letter of declaration from the owner stating that this door will remain lock free and occupants will have free access to the entire house.

I know the removal of the second stove and/or cooking appliances is a popular method to contend with these scenarios but IMHO, that is not fair. Many families of certain cultures have stoves in the basement to use in conjunction with there main floor kitchen stove.

Anyways,

 

Take Care,
Craig