From my perspective many if not most of the inner city suites we encounter would be technically illegal. I recently received this note from CREB;
The Business Practices Issues article dated July 30, 2010, explained the necessity of clearly disclosing whether a suite is legal. The use of terms such as “Non-Conforming”, “Mortgage Helper” or “Mother-In-Law Suite” could lead a Buyer to believe that the suite is legal.
In my experience many if not most of the suites in Calgary’s inner city could be termed illegal. This video post is more a general observation about this situation and as an agent we get constant reminders about being very cautious with the way we describe a property.