After looking into bigger details of zoning issues and the like, we found according to P.A laws and zoning codes, that many laws would have to come to compliance to be legally held as a tourist spot, let alone a registered bed and breakfast. Such as the bed and breakfast might need a fire escape from there second floor and so much more. The historic house if the mortgage company has it listed as a rental versus a lived in home by the owners is also a back drop for various zoning issues. Another such issue, is that grandfather clauses do not apply into new ownership, so does the new owners have it legally registered? or ARE THEY GOING TO HOLD EVENTS BASED ON THAT?
Article 295-40 STATES THAT THE PROPERTY OWNERS MUST RESIDE ON THE BED AND BREAKFAST PROPERTY’S RESIDENCE BEFORE IT CAN BE A BED AND BREAKFAST.
Part B states” At least one bathroom shall be provided for each two guest rooms in addition to at least one bathroom provided for the principal residential use.
The use shall be carried on by members of a family, who must reside on the primary premises. In addition, a maximum of two nonresident employees may be utilized.
There shall be no separate cooking facilities in any guest room. Food shall only be served to guests who are staying overnight .H. The maximum, uninterrupted length of stay at a bed-and-breakfast shall be 14 days. I. The use of any amenities provided by the bed-and-breakfast, such as swimming pool or tennis court, shall be restricted in use to the overnight guests and permanent residents of the establishments. J. Off-street parking shall be provided as follows:(1) Two spaces per dwelling unit;(2) One space per each bed-and-breakfast room provided; and(3) One space per nonresident employee.
A. Nonresidents employed on site shall not exceed two persons.B. The maximum floor area devoted to any home occupation or home professional office whether situated in the dwelling or accessory building shall not exceed 25% of the total habitable room area of the dwelling and any accessory building.C. A sign indicating products made or services rendered shall not exceed three square feet. Only one sign is permitted.D. Adequate space for required off-street parking and loading shall be provided.E. There shall be no change in the existing outside appearance of the building or premises or other visible evidence of the conduct of such home occupation or home professional office other than a sign.