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    Default Is a Tub required?

    Good evening Gentlemen,

    My question is from a home today that had no tub in the master bathroom. Only a shower was present. A tub had been present at one time but has been removed for some unknown reason. I suspect it was removed because of it being located directly in the middle of the bathroom. Garden tubs I belive they are called. It would have looked like a casket in the middle of the bathroom if you can picture it.

    I explained to the buyers I did not think it was required but may affect the future sale of the home.

    Appreciate any comments.

    By the way, Happy Thanksgiving to each one of you.

    MaMa Mount

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    Default Re: Is a Tub required?

    There needs to be at least one method to bath/shower in the house, but only ONE is required. It may be a tub or shower.
    I have removed several tubs and replaced them with a shower. Mostly for older people that are now having a difficult time stepping into and out of a tub.
    As for removing the tub affecting a future sale, the color of paint could also. Good or bad everything effects a future sale.

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    Default Re: Is a Tub required?

    R306.1 Toilet facilities.
    Every dwelling unit shall be provided
    with a water closet, lavatory, and a bathtub or shower.

    Dwelling units have at least one each of the fixtures indicated
    in the code, and the fixtures must be connected
    to an approved sanitary sewer or private sewage
    disposal system. A water closet, lavatory and
    bathtub or shower are the minimum fixtures needed to
    maintain the occupant’s health and cleanliness.




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    Default Re: Is a Tub required?

    If I recall correctly, it was FHA or HUD which required at least one "bathtub".

    As stated above by others, the code, being a very basic and minimum requirement, only requires a "bathtub or shower".

    Also, if I recall correctly, real estate parlance is something like this:
    full bath = lavatory, toilet, bathtub
    3/4 bath = lavatory, toilet, shower
    1/2 bath = lavatory, toilet

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    Default Re: Is a Tub required?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaMa Mount View Post
    I explained to the buyers I did not think it was required but may affect the future sale of the home.
    Dangerous ground, offering opinions on the value of a home. In my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaMa Mount View Post
    I explained to the buyers I did not think it was required but may affect the future sale of the home.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar Alquist View Post
    Dangerous ground, offering opinions on the value of a home. In my opinion.

    I disagree on something like that.

    That is no different than pointing out to your clients that all the other homes around this one have tile roofs and this one has a shingle roof, which reduces the value of the home, now for you and when you go to resell. Is there a reason this house, and only this house, has a shingle roof? Was it cost? If so, what else may have likewise been subject to that during replacement?

    *I* frequently brought stuff like that to my client's attention.

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    Default Re: Is a Tub required?

    That is no different than pointing out to your clients that all the other homes around this one have tile roofs and this one has a shingle roof, which reduces the value of the home, now for you and when you go to resell. Is there a reason this house, and only this house, has a shingle roof? Was it cost? If so, what else may have likewise been subject to that during replacement?

    *I* frequently brought stuff like that to my client's attention.
    JP: Agreed, as long as it is merely verbal.


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