Step-by-step guide to building a new legal suite in Calgary [2024]

Feb 20, 2024 | Calgary Real Estate Investing Blog

Santhosh covers every step required when creating something from nothing. He walks you through, step-by-step, how to go from an unfinished basement, or a clean slate, to a beautifully renovated, and legal basement suite to attract incredible tenants.

In Calgary, there are two different ways you can build a legal basement or secondary suite. You can legalize an existing illegal suite using the City of Calgary’s secondary suite amnesty program which runs until the end of 2026, or you can build a legal basement suite from scratch.


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