Clarification on Single Family Residence for UK - only detached properties?
@NianticCasey-ING are you able to clarify what does and doesn't constitute a Single Family Residence?
It's been suggested that UK reviewers have been wrongly interpreting what is considered a single family residence, and thus wrongly rejecting a large proportion of potential waypoints.
There are four main times of private accommodation in the UK:
Flats/Apartments/Maisonettes - multiple residences on a single plot of land. These form around 14% of UK housing stock and all the reviewers I've spoken to would not consider the building SFR, so for example a plaque above the communal entrance would not fall foul of PRP rules.
Terraced - multiple properties (at least three - see below) that are legally distinct buildings on individual plots of land but share a common wall (an end terrace would share one wall, a mid terrace two). The buildings may visually distinct in design, or may be effectively identical, depending on the terrace. These are the second-most common type of residence in the UK forming around 26% of UK housing. All UK reviewers I've spoken with would consider terraced properties as a series of SFRs, so for example a plaque on the wall of a terraced house, or a mural painted on an end terrace house would be considered as ineligible under PRP.
Semi-detached. Simply a pair of legally distinct properties on separate plots that share a common wall at one end. Again they may be visually identical or visually distinct. The most common form of properties in the UK. Again UK reviewers would treat these both as SFR and a mural, plaque, unique architectural feature etc. would fall foul of PRP.
Detached - less common than terraced or semi-detached. A single property on a single plot that shares no walls with other properties. No question this clearly falls under SFR and plaques/murals on such a property would be rejected.
The question is, are UK reviewers wrong to treat terraced and semi-detached properties as SFR? The guidelines don't suggest that only detached properties should be considered SFR, and I've not found any AMAs that suggest this, but a clear ruling and guidance would be useful.
Note - I've deliberately avoided trying to Americanise the examples, as I've no idea about the legal niceties of land ownership in other countries, and whether Duplexs have shared ownership of the plot or are on distinctly owned plots of land etc.