Rental laws on number of occupancy.

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I would like to know the law or if no law what is considered reasonable or max amnt of people to rent to. I have a 1600 sq ft rental single family home in Bolingbrook, Ill. Any rule of thumb for that? Thanks!

Elvia, the last time this came up for us in Bolingbrook, the village reported that they

have adopted the 2006 International Property Maintenance Code guidelines on this, it boils down to 70 sq. ft. of bedroom space per occupant. So to have a double occupied room it should be 140 sq. ft.

The 2012 code switched to 70 sq ft for the first occupant and only 50 sq ft for each additional, but I haven't heard that they updated to this yet in Bolingbrook.