Types of Housing Structures
Below is an overview of the different types of housing structures. To learn more or to get out looking at Langley and Cloverdale houses call Liz Penner at 604-376-3350.
- A Carriage House (or coach house) is a house with a detached garage that has a suite built over the garage.
Non-strata titled row home
- Rowhouses are side-by-side units that share a wall and have their own front and backyards. These homes share an easement on the shared walls but do are not part of a strata corporation. In Langley and Cloverdale these homes are often 3 story homes with finished or unfinished basements.
- A duplex is two separate dwellings which are attached either side-by-side (a semi-detached home) or one unit above the other. It is important to note that this type of structure may be strata titled property and therefore subject to the Strata Property Act.
- In British Columbia, the term “townhouse” is usually used to describe one of a group of dwellings (most often two-story) joined together by common walls, each with its own entrance from the outside.
- Stacked townhouses are stacked on top of each other, each with its own front door and private outdoor space.
- A condo is one of several dwellings (most often single-story dwellings built one above the other) joined together by common walls, each having its entrance from a common hall. The overall building containing the apartments may be from three to 33 or more stories.
Mobile or Manufactured Home
- A manufactured home is a factory-built residential structure designed to be moved from one place to another, although wheels are not necessary. It is often placed on a rented space (called a “pad”) in a manufactured home park.