Secondary suites provide affordable, ground-oriented rental and contribute to the amount and diversity of housing available in the city, while preserving the character of residential neighbourhoods.
Secondary suites are permitted in most single detached houses in New Westminster, but must meet the regulations of the Zoning Bylaw, Secondary Suite Design Standards, and Building Code. Secondary suites can be used for family or as rental units, but cannot be strata-titled, sold, or used for short term rentals. Contact the City’s Planning Division to confirm whether a secondary suite is permitted at a property.
The guide below provides more information about secondary suites: