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A residential occupancy where the occupants are primarily permanent in nature, not classified as R-1 or R-2, and that does not contain more than two dwelling units. It shall be assumed that:
  1. Occupants and visitors are not awake, alert or able to exit without the assistance of others.
  2. Occupants and visitors are familiar with the building or structure.
  3. Risk of injury and risk to health assumed by occupants and visitors during their use of the building or structure are predominantly voluntary.
  4. Public expectations regarding the protection afforded those occupying, visiting or working in the R-3 residential building, structure or portion thereof are neither unusually high nor unusually low.

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