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Illegal Suite owners charged in death of tenant


Blog by Bill de Mooy | September 30th, 2020


Whether you own, plan to own or plan to sell a home with a suite, be aware of the legality of the secondary accommodation. Check with the local community government on how to ensure or make a suite, if not legal, at least safe for family or tenant use.  Not doing so can be very costly.  

The link below is a newspaper article about a fatality from a fire in a basement suite. 
 
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https://lethbridgenewsnow.com/2020/09/24/charges-placed-in-relation-to-fatal-secondary-suite-fire-in-july-2019/

(in-law suite, accessory dwelling unit, basement suite, income property, homeswithsuites, Langley, Aldergrove, Ladner, Tsawwassen, Richmond)