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Can you tell me when staying in a rented basement bedroom on

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can you tell me when staying in a rented basement bedroom on holiday in Germany should there be another escape route as well as the doorway example a window or simular
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: Munich
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Customer: no
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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
do you have an answer for me
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
please send your answer

The law is the Bayerische Bauordnung, which is all about buldings.

Für Nutzungseinheiten nach Abs. 1, die nicht zu ebener Erde liegen, muss der erste Rettungsweg über eine notwendige Treppe führen. 2Der zweite Rettungsweg kann eine weitere notwendige Treppe oder eine mit Rettungsgeräten der Feuerwehr erreichbare Stelle der Nutzungseinheit sein. 3Ein zweiter Rettungsweg ist nicht erforderlich, wenn die Rettung über einen sicher erreichbaren Treppenraum möglich ist, in den Feuer und Rauch nicht eindringen können (Sicherheitstreppenraum).

It says that if the rooms are not on even ground i.e in the basement for example one stairway is enough if this is a dafe stairway which cannot be reached by fire or smoke

If that is not the case an additional stairway or window is mandatory

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
this stairway in indoor in the cellar so i presume it can fill up with smoke or set on fire
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
the cellar has been converted to a bedroom

Yes, if it is not a safe stairway that is protected by fire doors

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
there are no fire doors so am i right in saying there should be another exit and are german laws the same as uk laws

The law I cited is Bavarian Law.

It may be different in the UK

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
there are no fire doors so am i right in saying there should be another exit

yes

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
thank you for your help

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