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Monday Oct 22, 2018

Heritage comes at a cost

Owning a structure that is more than 60 years old means you cannot make changes without permission

The idea of owning a home in a heritage zone is, for many buyers, added excitement in the home-buying process. But being the owner of such a home does come with its own downsides, agents say.

The National Heritage Resources Act of 1999 states that any home older than 60 years is, technically, a heritage home, and according to the act: No person may alter or demolish any structure or part of a structure which is older than 60 years without a permit issued by the relevant provincial heritage resources authority.

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