Before you sign a lease, be sure you know what the legal occupancy of the unit is, especially if it’s a house rental. Each city puts limits on how many unrelated individuals can live together in a rental unit. It varies by location within the neighborhood.
- In Mpls, it varies from 3-5 people. Look on the property information section of the city website and search for your address. R1-R3 = 3 or fewer unrelated individuals; R4 = 4 or fewer unrelated individuals; R5 -R6 = 5 or fewer unrelated individuals.
- In St. Paul, it is 3-4 unrelated people in the student housing overlay district per unit.