So far, we have worked with clients and cities on over 200 legal conversion projects. Here are just a sample of some, all of which were completed in accordance with codes and by-laws, and have been inspected and passed by the city.
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Kitchener - Krug St./River Rd.
The investors here spent close to 100k on renovation for both the upper and lower units to obtain over $3100/month + utilities in rent, being able to obtain over $700 in positive cash flow after paying for all expenses including interest for loans used for down payment and renovations.
Kitchener - Ottawa St./Alpine Rd.
This basement apartment was already finished with an illegal suite, but was quite uninhabitable. Investors who bought this managed to transform it into a safe, legal duplex, while keeping most of the layout but changing the fire rating between the units and putting in new finishes.
Lindsay - Logie St./Parkside Dr.
This brand new 2 year-old-home had the basement unfinished. The building code under Part 9 was a lot more strict for new homes, as we were not allowed to use the renovation portion of the building code. In the end, it worked out very nicely with a common front foyer for 2 separate tenants. This conversion had HUGE rental demand.
Hamilton - Mohawk Rd./Upper Ottawa
After receiving a neighbor complaint and a city inspection, this one was converted to a legal 2nd suite through a permit application and a variance through Committee of Adjustments.
Oshawa - Gibb/Grenfell
This large 3 bedroom bungalow contained a finished but outdated basement. It was entirely removed and built brand new with legal 2nd suite containing 2 bedrooms.
Scarborough - Brimley/Finch
This 4 bedroom back-split level home was converted to maintain a 3 bedroom upper unit with a new legal 2 bedroom lower suite. This is an ideal arrangement since both units have floor space above grade.
Hamilton - Upper Sherman/Limeridge
A 1960s wood-framed bungalow with an existing finished basement. This was retrofitted to contain a kitchen in the basement and converted to legal 2nd suite status. Here we were able to maintain most of the existing finishes with minimal demolition work.