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Miguel Gordillo
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Can a landlord live in a MTR?

Miguel Gordillo
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Posted Nov 11 2022, 17:09

Hey folks, I’m wondering if I can live on the the top/ bottom level of a home while the other half being an MTR. Is this possible?

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Mike Hern#4 Buying & Selling Real Estate Discussion Contributor
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Mike Hern#4 Buying & Selling Real Estate Discussion Contributor
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Replied Nov 11 2022, 17:32
Quote from @Miguel Gordillo Suarez:

Hey folks, I’m wondering if I can live on the the top/ bottom level of a home while the other half being an MTR. Is this possible?


 Sure, with the right property and the right tenants.

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Conner Olsen
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Conner Olsen
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Replied Nov 14 2022, 08:46
Quote from @Miguel Gordillo:

Hey folks, I’m wondering if I can live on the the top/ bottom level of a home while the other half being an MTR. Is this possible?


Hi Miguel, depends on Nashville laws but I assume yes. I did it in Austin, we have a 30 day minimum requirement to not be considered a STR. I lived in one side of a duplex and rented the other.

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Luka Milicevic
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Luka Milicevic
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Replied Nov 14 2022, 11:19

I don't see why you wouldn't be able to, unless there are more than 3 unrelated people living in the property. 

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Justin Phouasalith
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Justin Phouasalith
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Replied Nov 15 2022, 07:29

No reason why you can't. House hacking is a thing. Unless, like Luka said, you have more than 3 unrelated people living in the property. It's a restriction from Nashville code enforcement, though there are some caveats:

Section 16.24.400—Occupancy Limits
Dwelling units shall not be occupied by more occupants than are permitted by the minimum area requirements of Table 16.24.400 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws.

https://www.nashville.gov/depa...

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Sarah Weaver
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Replied Nov 15 2022, 14:04
Quote from @Miguel Gordillo:

Hey folks, I’m wondering if I can live on the the top/ bottom level of a home while the other half being an MTR. Is this possible?


 Hi Miguel! Of course, always check with local laws and ordinances first—I know that Nashville has very strict restrictions on short-term rentals, so be sure to look into any potential regulations for medium-term rentals—but otherwise, as long as you disclose the unit accurately, sure. 

Some MTR hosts even rent by the room and share the space with their tenants. Best of luck!