I would like to know if entrance through garage is considered a proper legal entrance to the basement in the Peel region.
I am considering building a legal basement in my semi detached home but I don't full understand separate legal entrance requirements.
You should contact Peel region Area office where you would be getting your Permit. the door from your garage must open to a common
area or stair landing with at least two doors. One door will go to your main living area, the other door will go downstairs to
the basement apartment. You require a Egress
window at one end of the apartment. check with window Co. for minimum size.
In Alberta a secondary suite must have a direct exit to the outdoors so this would not be permitted.
Also in the City of Edmonton it's not permitted to have a secondary suite in a semi-detached home (development regulation/bylaw).
Another thing to consider is parking requirements - your development regulations may require a stall for a basement suite.
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