Hi James and all,
I concur with David.
However I have a question about OBC applying to basement apartments and the clearance. Does the OBC you quoted specifically apply to legal basement apartment, considering the fire department must inspect such premises. Just wondering thats all.
Does the apartment comply with the fire code?
Does the apartment comply with basic building code requirements?
The Building Code prescribes minimum requirements for the construction of buildings. For the most part, the Building Code is a code that applies only the day the house was built. The code changes over the years, but we don’t have to keep changing our houses to comply with the code. The code does not apply ‘retroactively’.
The Fire Code is a subset of the Building Code. It prescribes construction and safety issues as they relate to how the
building is required to perform should it catch fire. A significant distinction with the fire code is that it can apply retroactively.