When a detached home isn’t really detached..

‘Detached’ home for sale is actually linked to property next door

Bob Aaron Toronto Star June 7, 2017

After signing an agreement, a couple found out their house was connected underground to their neighbour.

When is a detached house not detached? That was the question facing the “Smiths” late last month.

The couple came to see me after they signed an offer to purchase a house in Mississauga for $865,000. It was listed and advertised as a detached house. Visually there is at least one metre of empty space between it and the house next door.

After signing the agreement, my clients checked the records of the City of Mississauga and were shocked to discover that the house is officially listed as a semi-detached dwelling. The municipal property code reveals that it is a link home.