Q&A Overcrowding and Number of Occupants in NSW Apartments

Question: If an apartment is tenanted, how many occupants are allowed in a 2 bedroom unit? I suspect overcrowding in the apartment next door to ours.

Answer: You would need a by-law which stipulates occupancy limits.

Subject to anything contained in the development approval for the building, you would need a by-law which stipulates occupancy limits and that by-law cannot limit a bedroom to accommodate less than 2 x adults per bedroom.

None of this applies if the occupants are related to one another. The regulation specifies who is to be considered a relation for these purposes.

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