[quote=“housecat”]I’ve been researching opening my own buxiban and have found that the law requires a buxiban to have at least 70 pings of space, thirty pings per class room. Now, I’ve been in a few buxiban in my time here on the island, and only one of them could possibly have had more than 50 pings.
And surely there were no 30 ping classrooms. Legally, you need to turn in blue prints to the government angency in charge. So, those of you with your own buxibans, how do you get around this? DB, Bassman, do you have 70 pings and thirty ping classrooms? If not, how do you handle this requirement? Thanks a lot.[/quote]
I think both you and Maoman are wrong.
There are two “modes” of licensing a buxiban in Taipei, commonly referred to as “over 200sq.m.” and “under 200 sq.m.” 200 sq.m. is 66 ping. These refer not to the overall area landlords advertise when you rent a house, which include common areas like hallways, but to the “actual floor space” you can only find on the “suoyou quanzhuang” deed of the property.
an over 200 license has a lot of very difficult qualifications to meet like motorcycle parking spaces etc. an under 200 license is much easier. i have heard of no requirement as to classroom size, certainly it is not 30 ping, i have an approved one much smaller in my school. i believe there is a restriction on the number of seats that a classroom can hold but it is not strict or strictly enforced.
I agree with maoman about the Taipei Buxiban Assc, they know all the ins and out or will put you in touch with the people who do.