Does your property qualify for a laneway house?
There are several things to consider when determining whether or not you can build a laneway house on your property. Zoning and lot size are among the most important. If you’d rather not do all the research yourself, call or email us, tell us your address and we’ll determine if you can build a laneway house and if we think there are any obvious issues with the site.
Any lot that is at least 32.15 feet wide is eligible for a laneway house. If your lot is narrower, up to 24 feet wide, the permit will have to be cleared by the director of planning but in most cases should still work.
There are numerous other things to consider when determining if you can build a laneway house. Things like fire access, lane access, site coverage, existing trees and other factors must be considered. If you’d like us to stop by and discuss any factors that may hinder you from building a laneway house just contact us and ask.
Vancouver’s guide to the laneway house development process
online property information
laneway house information including design guidelines and by-laws