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Can a 1 bed property be marketed as a 2 bed?

I have seen a property advertised on this website as a 2 bedroom but it 2010 this same property was marketed as a 1 bedroom with dining room. To get to the bedroom, you have to walk through the lounge. Is this legal? Wouldn't the surveyors report or deeds show that it is a one bed and wouldn't it impact the valuation for mortgage purposes. It is possible that it could have been marketed incorrectly in the past but I'm not sure.

Asked on Aug 25 2014, General in Essex | Report content

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  • There is no rule to say what a room can be used for, so a 'dining room' could be a 'bedroom' if you wish. On the other hand 'habitable rooms', whether for dining or sleeping, do need to have a proper means of escape to satisfy present building regulations, if the only exit is via another room that is probably not acceptable. (see Approved Document B - Fire safety: Volume 1 - Dwellinghouses)

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