A Link House in Ontario


I’m having a little trouble with this. A link house is constructed upon a lot zoned for semi-detached buildings. Nevertheless, there still seems to be controversy. What do you think?

A link house is:

1) detached,

2) semi-detached,

3) hybrid between detached and semi-detached, or

4) “something of a hybrid” between a detached and semi-detached.


The Registrar of RECO recently chose #4. Madame Justice Van Camp of  the Supreme Court of Ontario said it’s not #1, in 1984.

A link house is a semi-detached house. It is connected to the adjoining house at the basement level below the ground so that it’s not visible or detectable to the naked eye, one way or the other “visually”.

However, it is indeed connected, even though you might not be able to see it, but the connection is still there. You could see it with x-rays or heat sensors, or if you removed some of the earth which is covering it. What is is would be quite apparent.

Brian Madigan LL.B., Broker


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