Many people are concerned about basement apartments, specifically in Brampton. While being a topic of controversy in the past, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has made changes recently that allow second units or basement apartments in Detached, Semi detached or Town Houses. Keep in mind, basement apartments still have to comply with the Building Code and Fire Code. They are great for earning some extra income, that will help towards your mortgage. As well, they are a viable option for those who cannot afford a home of their own. For more details, please go to www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page9575.aspx
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