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We want you to be an informed homebuyer, and each blog post is a question that we have answered for our friends and customers over the years. Hope they help you make a good choice for your next home.

    If the door between the two bedrooms has a latch set (door knob that cannot be locked), it could be argued that exiting a bedroom through another bedroom is safe and alright—no matter how goofy and unacceptable it is by social norms.

    However, several counties and cities around Florida, such as Palm Beach County and Sanford, have adopted a model code called the International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC), which sets minimum upkeep standards for existing buildings. If your area has adopted the IPMC, you’ve got a specific and clear answer to the bedroom-thru-bedroom question:


   See our blog post What are the requirements for a room to be classified as a bedroom?” for more information on bedroom standards.


While we hope you find this series of articles about home inspection helpful, they should not be considered an alternative to an actual home inspection by a local inspector. Also, construction standards vary in different parts of the country and it is possible that important issues related to your area may not be covered here.
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