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Changes to housing rules in the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR)

New principles becoming effective December 31, 2021 will acquire useful changes for land owners the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR). As per the common government:

"Alternatives for an extra little optional home have been added to guidelines, permitting ranchers and ALR landowners to have both a main home and little auxiliary home on their property with a smoothed out endorsement measure. Just authorizations from neighborhood government or First Nations government will be required, and there will be no application to the Agricultural Land Commission (ALC).

The extra home can be utilized for lodging more distant family, agritourism convenience, lodging for ranch work or an investment property for supplemental pay. There could be presently not a necessity that extra homes should be utilized by the landowner or close relatives.

Examples of flexible housing options permitted under the regulation include, but are not limited to:

  • garden suites, guest houses or carriage suites;
  • accommodation above an existing building;
  • manufactured homes; and
  • permitting a principal residence to be constructed in addition to a manufactured home that was formerly a principal residence.

Cultivating families can keep on applying to the ALC for various, bigger homes in case they are vital for cultivating purposes."


For more data, kindly visit

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021AFF0043-001352 as well as https://www.alc.gov.bc.ca/assets/alc/assets/legislation-and-regulation/the-act-and-regulation/oic_438_2021_additional_residences.pdf.

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