2004/27: Fire separation between household units in the subdivision of use of a residential building
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The matter determined was a disputed decision by a territorial authority to issue a code compliance certificate in respect of alterations to subdivide an old house into a unit-titled multi-unit dwelling in which the fire rated walls along the internal title boundaries do not go down to the ground.
Some of those boundaries were between two apartments, and some were between apartments and corridors. However, those corridors are 'other property' and the requirements of the building code in respect of fire separation apply equally to each internal boundary.