Coach House or In-Law Suite

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Posted by: from Toronto
11/12/2012 at 6:17:06 PM

We're looking into buying a house in the city of Hamilton and are wondering if there are any restrictions on converting a large garage set well in the back yard into a separate, rentable unit. I guess it would be called a Coach House or an In-Law suite.

Thanks so much for your help.

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Date/Time11/12/2012 at 8:02:27 PM

Hi there,

You or the builder would have to go to The city and ask, But far as i know Hamilton will let you build it.

Valley Park Homes


416 428 1766

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Date/Time11/12/2012 at 10:43:32 PM

In British Columbia we have rules on coverage.

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Date/Time11/13/2012 at 7:34:01 AM

Contacting the city is your best option. They are the ones that have the final say anyway. Also write down the name of the person you talk to and there answer. There are a lot of factors to consider, heritage house, set backs, escarpment restrictions, by-laws, etc.

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Date/Time11/13/2012 at 10:30:17 AM

I would simply check what is allowed at your planning department of city hall, and then plan and ask for quotes from contractors on

Dan Brown, RHI

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