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Legal basement requirements in peel

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Posted by: from Brampton
5/31/2019 at 6:07:52 AM

I'm considering purchasing a freehold town house and want to rent out the basement. I want the basement to be legal.

Can be basement be considered legal if the separate entrance is from the garage?

I guess my general question is - can we make a legal basement out of all three types of houses (detached, semi, freehold town house)?

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Date/Time5/31/2019 at 9:04:25 AM

Call the Zoning department at the City of Brampton. They will give you all the information needed.

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Date/Time5/31/2019 at 9:08:26 AM

The answer is yes. The three most important things to consider are 1/ Egress 2/ Fire safety 3/Ceiling height.

Doors and windows sizes that meet the local cities requirements , interconnected smoke detectors and ceiling heights are all spelled out in Peels conforming to legal basement apartment regulations.

Some municipalities will also you to install a smoke detector in the furnace switch safely turns off gas in the event of smoke detection.

Thank you

Mark Nazar

The Art of Renovation

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Date/Time5/31/2019 at 2:28:06 PM

In Alberta it's not permitted for the entrance to a secondary suite to pass through a garage (likely to be same in the Ontario Code).

City development regulations may not permit a secondary suite in a townhouse - parking is just one consideration.

You probably know that air cannot be mixed from one suite to another (completely separate HVAC systems).

You may have to settle for an 'in-law suite' instead (No stove).

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Date/Time6/1/2019 at 9:30:22 AM

Yes for the separate entrance from the garage and also yes to make a legal basement out of a townhouse. the only thing that you have to do is to get a set of permit drawings done right and apply for the city permit and do the work and it's done...

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