What is a Duplex?
There is some confusion out there about what duplexes are and to simplify and clarify some of the language or semantics of this type of structure, let’s start with a basic definition of what a duplex is.
A duplex is a housing structure that has two unit dwellings attached to one another. Each unit has a separate entrance and is usually metered for its own utilities. Both units are located on one lot.
Now the confusion most of the time is caused by terms that specifies a usage of a duplex structure, a synonym, or a term that is non-exclusive to what a duplex is.
We will define the following terms in future posts to help differentiate them from the basic definition of what a duplex is:
- Two Flats
- Twin Homes
- Zero-Lot Line Homes
- Semi-Detached Homes
- Patio Homes
- Duplex Condos