How it got its 3rd bedroom
A MLS listing for a 2+1 condo unit that sold in Mississauga in
September 2014 caught my eye.
I am familiar with that older two-building condo and I was puzzled by
the listing calling it a 2+1 bedroom unit as I know that those two
buildings have just two and three bedroom units.
A closer look at the listing shows how this two-bedroom unit became a
The owner enclosed his balcony and made it into a third bedroom. Most
likely, the owner had taken in a roomer, or a boarder and the new
purchaser may be planning the same.
The declaration for this condo corporation states that it is for
single-family use only. Obviously, that is being ignored.
This too bad as for its first ten years, it was a very nice building
with high standards. It has obviously slipped a little down-market
condo with bedrooms in some of their enclosed balconies
A couple of years ago, a listing for a unit in an older condo in
Agincourt, also said that it was a 2+1 bedroom unit. It went on to say
that the living room had been converted into a third bedroom but it
could be easily converted back to a living room.
The board in that condo also ignores boarders and roomers in the units.
However, it does have some standards; the living room can be converted
into a bedroom but it cannot be converted into two bed-sits. It also
does not allow any balconies to be enclosed.
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