Home Inspections: Rental Suite Planning
By Eugene Kanciar, Our Experience, Your Peace-of-Mind
(EKAN Home Inspection)
Just completed a home inspection in Gibsons BC. House was 6 years old, nearly 3000 sq.ft. with superior custom construction. All the interior and exterior finishes were well executed. The ground floor was unfinished but prepared for future suite potential. In my business I have seen many in-law suites, unauthorized accomodations and mortgage helpers. In this post I summarize what I consider important design considerations for any homeowner to think about when planning for a rental income. Legal. Check with municipality to see if secondary accommodations are acceptable for this particular community. Determine if this is going to be a legal or non-conforming accommodations. Parking. Make sure you have lots of it and it does not impact on the neighbours. Entry. Is it separate (preferred)...