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Counsellor

8/9/2017 8:41:01 PM
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rooming house

FYI :  
 
if you are renting out a Room in your home in Brandon, apparently it's considered a Rooming House and a fire inspector will visit to check that all safety rules are followed before you can have a "roommate" occupy the space.  
 
you need to have monthly updates, yearly fire extinguisher tests, and they will provide you with a list of the rules.  
 
a microwave is allowed in a room but not a toaster oven, and no extension cords -  
staying safe -

Blue_Guru

8/10/2017 7:46:43 PM
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Sep 2014
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source documents

Would you be able to post a link to the regulations of which you speak? Thanks.

Johnbisonbear

8/10/2017 10:02:22 PM
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Mar 2010
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weird though

doesn't seem like some rentals have to follow these strict rules.

Counsellor

8/11/2017 8:39:40 AM
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Aug 2016
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rooming house

this is according to the fire inspector who inspected the house  
we rent out one room in our home and have to keep a binder with all the regulations  
 
best to contact the fire department for the list and have your accommodations safetied for prevention

traveller

8/12/2017 9:46:28 PM
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Jun 2007
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:)

  
Johnbisonbear said "doesn't seem like some rentals have to follow these strict rules. "

technically they do

Dozer

8/13/2017 7:48:49 PM
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Apr 2017
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Door Lock

I know the work around in Winnipeg when I lived there was, if the door didn't have a key lock on it it wasn't a separate rented room. but you could have a lock on the inside then it wasn't classified as a rooming house.

Blue_Guru

8/13/2017 8:38:00 PM
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Sep 2014
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Inspections

  
Avatar said "this is according to the fire inspector who inspected the house  
we rent out one room in our home and have to keep a binder with all the regulations  
 
best to contact the fire department for the list and have your accommodations safetied for prevention "

Are you sure that was really the fire inspector? Check to see if your TV is missing.  
 
Or...you probably just play on a softball team with some buddinski fire safety person who weaseled their way into your house.  
 
Until I see the proof in writing, I reserve the right to remain skeptical. As far as fire safety, everyone should take it more seriously, whether they rent out a room or not.

 
 
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