curious

United States

#1 Jan 21, 2013
Does any one know if there is a law against brothers and sisters sharing a room after a certain age. And is there a law against children having to sleep in a living room.
house

Azle, TX

#2 Jan 22, 2013
curious wrote:
Does any one know if there is a law against brothers and sisters sharing a room after a certain age. And is there a law against children having to sleep in a living room.
Not sure on the family relations part of the law, but concerning maximum bedroom occupancy and tenant property limits in single family housing:

92.010. OCCUPANCY LIMITS.(a) Except as provided by
Subsection (b), the maximum number of adults that a landlord may
allow to occupy a dwelling is three times the number of bedrooms in the dwelling.
(b) A landlord may allow an occupancy rate of more than
three adult tenants per bedroom:
(1) to the extent that the landlord is required by a state or federal fair housing law to allow a higher occupancy rate; or
(2) if an adult whose occupancy causes a violation of Subsection (a) is seeking temporary sanctuary from family violence, as defined by Section 71.004, Family Code, for a period that does not exceed one month.
(c) An individual who owns or leases a dwelling within 3,000 feet of a dwelling as to which a landlord has violated this section, or a governmental entity or civic association acting on behalf of the individual, may file suit against a landlord to enjoin the violation. A party who prevails in a suit under this subsection may recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees from the other party. In addition to court costs and reasonable attorney's fees, a plaintiff who prevails under this subsection may recover from the landlord $500 for each violation of this section.
(d) In this section:
(1) "Adult" means an individual 18 years of age or older.
(2) "Bedroom" means an area of a dwelling intended as sleeping quarters. The term does not include a kitchen, dining room, bathroom, living room, utility room, or closet or storage area of a dwelling.

Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 937, 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1276, 7.002(o), eff. Sept.
1, 2003.

http://law.onecle.com/texas/property/92.010.0...
house

Azle, TX

#3 Jan 22, 2013
Good article about tenant occupancy limits here:

http://www.reiclub.com/articles/occupancy-sta...
samard

Azle, TX

#4 Jan 23, 2013
This part is interesting:

"(c) An individual who owns or leases a dwelling within 3,000 feet of a dwelling as to which a landlord has violated this section, or a governmental entity or civic association acting on behalf of the individual, may file suit against a landlord to enjoin the violation. A party who prevails in a suit under this subsection may recover court costs and reasonable attorney's fees from the other party. In addition to court costs and reasonable attorney's fees, a plaintiff who prevails under this subsection may recover from the landlord $500 for each violation of this section."

So a next door neighbor could file suit against a landlord who allows a property to be over run to put a stop to the misuse of the single family property.
ARainwater

Azle, TX

#5 Jan 23, 2013
I know I was forced to move fom a two bedroom to a three bedroom apartment when my son turned 1 year old and he was sharng a room with my daughter. But that was 20+ years ago.
Curious

Azle, TX

#6 Jan 23, 2013
curious wrote:
Does any one know if there is a law against brothers and sisters sharing a room after a certain age. And is there a law against children having to sleep in a living room.
Is there a law against sleeping in the dog house? my wife says I have to but I dont wanna!
Texan

Wichita, KS

#7 Jan 24, 2013
You can sleep in the dog house, the hen house, the out house, the barn, the car, the truck, the bath tub, the attic, the basement, the bomb shelter, the storm cellar, the woods, the pasture, the front yard, the back yard,and the driveway. For that matter you can sleep in a tent in the State Park. You must have really pissed your wife off.
Curious

Azle, TX

#8 Jan 24, 2013
I tried the cat house, now she wants a divorce...

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