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Side entrance from Garage ?

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Side entrance from Garage ?

Hello Everyone

I couldn’t find any bylaw for my city to add side entrance from my garage (need it for tenants in basement ). Any idea in regards to space between neighbours , construction part, without permit, etc ?

Thanks for the replies in advance !!
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Jan 25, 2007
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windywalks wrote: Hello Everyone

I couldn’t find any bylaw for my city to add side entrance from my garage (need it for tenants in basement ). Any idea in regards to space between neighbours , construction part, without permit, etc ?

Thanks for the replies in advance !!
You will need a permit. Should be no issues with lot offset etc as you are not changing the footprint of your house. (Moving it closer or further away)
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Jan 22, 2012
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Do your tenants enter their apartment through the garage? I thought that was prohibited in some locations?
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So this entrance door ...
Is it going on the wall of your garage
Or behind the garage, on the wall of your house ?

Either way ...
You’ll probably need a permit
But ... the process will be more extensive if it’s directly into the house itself
(Could also change your valuation & insurance ... cuz that also counts doors & windows into / out of a place of residence )
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PointsHubby wrote:
(Could also change your valuation & insurance ... cuz that also counts doors & windows into / out of a place of residence )
I don’t recall home insurance company asking me how many entry points into the house.
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Holystone wrote: I don’t recall home insurance company asking me how many entry points into the house.
Architect friend told me this.

That when they calculate the cost on a new build, they count up windows & doors ... but esp doors
(For both valuation / property taxes ... and insurances )
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Holystone wrote: I don’t recall home insurance company asking me how many entry points into the house.
Same here, they never asked me (I changed company not too long ago, I am pretty sure I would remember).
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Yes mine asked how many points of exit I have from the house... weather it makes a difference to the quote Idk.. but they did ask.
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Is that the only access to the basement apartment? I don't think that's legal. Is there also emergency egress through a window down there?

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