What is a passing term

Stormarn district

Term: lounge

Lounges are rooms that are used to not just temporary Residence of people determined or suitable are (§ 2 Paragraph 6 LBO).


examples for Common rooms:

Living rooms and bedrooms of all kinds (including hotel rooms); Residential floorboards; Dining boards; Work spaces such as offices, shops, sales rooms and workshops; Restaurants; commercial rinsing or laundry rooms; Assembly rooms, such as the prayer room of a religious sect, which is regularly used on individual days; School and hospital rooms; Gyms and other sports facility rooms; Prison or detention cells; Kitchens of apartments if their size makes it possible to stay in them for more than a short period of time (reference: floor space of more than 10 m²) Office space, the use of which is limited to a few hours a day.


examples for Non-lounges:

Adjoining rooms such as corridors, corridors, stairwells, toilets, bathrooms, storage rooms, storage rooms; Rooms for technical installations such as boiler rooms, boiler rooms or machine rooms; Rooms that are intended for the storage of goods and items, unless they also serve as work rooms; Garages; Stables; Workspaces that are only used for the temporary residence of people; Rooms in which one only stays for a short time, possibly not every day, to carry out certain work, such as laundry rooms, ironing rooms and similar housework rooms.


Whether an as Utility room, workshop or hobby room The declared room is to be qualified as a lounge, can only be determined on a case-by-case basis, see for example the following case law:




If rooms that objectively do not meet the requirements for common rooms are still used as such, their use for recreational purposes can be prohibited. A prohibition of use is particularly necessary if the use leads to grievances (e.g. renting, employing third parties in these rooms) or even to dangers (e.g. due to the lack of escape routes in the event of fire).

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