Occupancy Limits

December 2021

Condominium corporations may have restrictions on unit occupancy.

This may be done to reduce overcrowding.  Too many people using common areas or parking areas may be problematic.  Units with more residents use a greater amount of utilities, generate more trash, create more noise and odour, and cause more wear on common areas.  There may be safety and lifestyle considerations.

Restrictions, when they exist, may appear as a by-law.  Where restrictions are stated in terms of bedrooms, such as two individuals per bedroom, this refers to “as built”.  Renovations that add or remove a bedroom from original construction are unlikely to impact on allowable residency.

Some communities prohibit residency in excess of the stated limit.  There may be a per person fee added to monthly condo fees to account for heavier use of utilities and common areas.

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