Illegal bedroom in a new apartment. In New Farm, an inner City suburb of Brisbane.

New apartment with illegal bedroom. Identified by Peter Weddell owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service. 

Apartment with illegal bedroom

  • Ceiling height being too low and not complying with building code requirements.
  • No fixed ventilation from exterior of the building.

New apartment with illegal bedroom. Important points:

  • Advertising brochure listed this room as a bedroom.
  • It did not meet the building code requirements for use as a habitable room.
  • The room was located in an area with no possibility of achieving  direct light and ventilation to the exterior
  • This misrepresentation may seem pedantic to mention in a report, until the buyer decides to sell it.

Some relevent material that may help.

Govt: ABCB Required height of rooms

Consider the implications down the track. You are paying for a three bedroom unit and getting one bedroom less for your money!

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