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Is a building permit required if I plan to add a bathroom in a basement of a condominium townhouse?

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Posted by: from Scarborough
12/16/2013 at 1:42:33 PM

Is building permit required if I plan to add a bathroom in a basement of a condominium townhouse?

Of course it will come with a small kitchen and new drywall over the entire basement.

Thanks.

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Brian from SMC Construction in Kitchener
Date/Time12/16/2013 at 2:18:24 PM

Yes it is since your adding new drains.

Is this going to be a basement rental unit?

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Mark from CMJ Renovations in Oakville
Date/Time12/16/2013 at 10:19:57 PM

Any time you alter your home structurally or move or add drainage it requires a permit, failure to comply will make your home insurance null and void if you have problems down the road.

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Date/Time12/17/2013 at 4:46:10 PM

Hi,

the first two posts are correct.

If you are adding drainage you will need it.

Good luck with your project.

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Aaron in Scarborough
Date/Time12/18/2013 at 8:30:09 AM

Hi Brian, Mark & James.

Thanks for your replies, I noticed that you all specifically mentioned permit is required due to

new drains that is required.

Are you refering to the new kitchen drainage & Toilet lines?

Or are you guys refering to the new drainage outlet out of the basement? ( I have this at my basement do I still need to ask for a building permit)

Aaron

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Date/Time12/21/2013 at 7:34:24 AM

You need a permit, period. Your adding living space, changing electrical, plumbing etc. Also adding a kitchen makes it a basement apartment. Which adds a lot more requirements to the permit, like egress windows, fire stops, etc.

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