I currently own a small bungalow house in Scarborough, Ontario. The property lot is pretty decent and not fully being used. I want to look into the option of demolishing the house and rebuilding a new one. Where can I go to get more information on the rules/laws/regulations on what is allowed or not.
- How much room do I have to leave between my house and my neighbours?
- Can I build a semi-detach?
- How many floors can I build?
- How far back into the backyard can I build?
I want to do as much research as I can before going to the City and start applying for anything... basically do all the free research first before paying to get surveys and permits and drawings...
The best way to do your research is go on City of Scarborough website. Get as much information as possible of yours dos and don't. if you want to do this yourself and there is company out there will handled this for you, but as a home owner you should get involve and know your rules/law/regulations in your area.
You have to go to the city in the building department and get their rules and regulation. Once you know then you can hire a contractor to plan with an engineer to draw a blue-print of your house. you must submit this drawing to the city to get a permit. follow step by step with the city on inspection. You have to get in writing from the contractor of an agreement or contract of what their company will do for you. Asked questions if you are not sure and documented. please look out for scammers that agreed to every works you says or wants
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