As part of your house, you may assume the basement is part of the home’s square footage. However, this is not always true, as basements must meet specific criteria to add their area to a home’s total square footage. The “are basements included in square footage” question can cause a lot of confusion for a […]
General basement information.
In New York City, below-grade stories are either cellars or basements. A cellar is a story where at least 50% of the height from the finished floor to ceiling is below street level. A basement is a story where at least 50% of the same height is above street level. The Multiple Dwelling Law (MDL)