In Alberta, Canada, homes are typically measured in square feet or square meters.
The Residential Measurement Standard (RMS) is a set of guidelines for measuring the interior living area of residential properties in Alberta, Canada. It is enforced by the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA), the governing body responsible for regulating the real estate industry in the province.
According to the RMS, the interior living area of a residential property is defined as all enclosed spaces on one or more levels that are suitable for year-round living, and includes rooms such as living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. The measurement of a property must include all finished areas, including closets and hallways, but exclude unfinished spaces such as attics and crawl spaces.
The RMS also provides detailed instructions for how to measure the interior living area of a property, including guidelines for determining the proper measurement of wall thickness, ceiling height, and other features.
The goal of the RMS is to ensure that buyers and sellers have a consistent and accurate understanding of the interior living area of a property, so that they can make informed decisions when buying or selling real estate in Alberta.