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Middleton to Review In-law Apartment Bylaw

12.27.09

The Tri-Town Transcript reported that the Middleton Bylaw Review Committee is reviewing a potential in-law apartment bylaw that would allow and regulate in-law apartments, which are defined as areas in single-family house with separate living quarters.  Middleton residents are however allowed to rent out a room in their houses to non-family members as long as the individual shares living quarters, such as a bathroom and a kitchen, with the homeowners.  However, in-law apartments are not currently allowed, according to Middleton building inspector Richard Bienvenue.

Town Administrator Ira Singer said that creation of a Middleton in-law apartment bylaw could motivate some homeowners into making their in-law apartments legal and adding value on their house.  Additionally, if Middleton does approve the bylaw in the future, Bienvenue said the town would offer several months of amnesty, where homeowners could have their in-law apartments inspected without any type of repercussions.

Read the entire Tri-Town Transcript article.

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