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Secondary Suites

Why should I legalize my Secondary Suite?

  • For the safety of your tenants.
  • Property values will increase. 

What is a pre-existing Secondary Suite?

It is a second, self-contained dwelling that is located within a previously approved single detached dwelling unit.  Both dwelling units must be registered under the same land title and has been in existence prior to December 31, 2006.

How can I verify that my suite was in existence prior to December 31, 2006?

Methods of verification can include existing City of Lethbridge records, rental receipts or income tax records. 

How can I apply for approval?

Which items will the inspector be looking for?