THE GRANNY FLAT BLOG

Whether you’re moving back in with mum and dad,  moving mum and dad in, or building your investment portfolio, the information you need to help you move forward will be here on our granny flat blog.

What Boundary Setbacks Are Required for a Granny Flat in NSW?

What Boundary Setbacks Are Required for a Granny Flat in NSW?

In NSW the planning legislation is clear – Granny Flats are a welcome addition to housing stock across the state. There is specific legislation, updated in November 2021 (the Housing SEPP) that sets out the guidelines for being able to build a Granny Flat with NO council approval, including what set backs are required for your lot size. Here we cover in detail how close you can build a Granny Flat to your boundary and to other structures on your site.

Granny Flats Hunter Valley

Granny Flats Hunter Valley

Discover the advantages of building a Granny Flat in the Hunter Valley. Increase property value, enjoy extra space, generate rental income, and embrace multigenerational living in this stunning wine region.

Acrow Homes to Help Ex-Cubitt’s Granny Flat Customers

Acrow Homes to Help Ex-Cubitt’s Granny Flat Customers

Acrow has announced the acquisition of selected assets from Ian Cubitt’s Classic Home Improvements (ICC). This strategic move is set to provide crucial support to ICC’s customers, ensuring the progression and completion of their projects amidst the challenges faced following ICC’s voluntary administration.

Council Fact Sheet: Lake Macquarie Granny Flats

Council Fact Sheet: Lake Macquarie Granny Flats

Lake Macquarie Council has detailed the key regulations for constructing granny flats, or secondary dwellings, in their comprehensive fact sheet. Key points include property size requirements of at least 450 square meters, specific zoning permissions, and design constraints such as a maximum floor area of 60 square meters and height restrictions of 4.5 meters. Additionally, granny flats must be self-contained and connected to the same utilities as the main dwelling.

Granny Flat Agreements: Protect Your Intentions While Aging In Place

Granny Flat Agreements: Protect Your Intentions While Aging In Place

Granny Flat Agreements are a common choice for aging individuals who opt to live with their adult children. These agreements involve a financial contribution towards a property in exchange for residence. However, unforeseen circumstances or disputes can arise. To protect your legal interest, it’s crucial to prepare for potential changes, formalise the agreement in writing, seek independent legal advice, and consider how your pension might be affected.

Completed Maitland Granny Flat Bolwarra

Completed Maitland Granny Flat Bolwarra

This recently completed Granny Flat in Bolwarra, Maitland City is an entertainers delight. Client selected upgrades have created a space that can be enjoyed with guests while still encompassing the cosiness and simplicity of a small home