Granny flats are becoming increasingly popular in all parts of Queensland. They are commonly used for accommodation for elderly relatives of families who wish to help provide a safe, secure and convenient home. A granny flat offers independence while also ensuring relatives are in close proximity to their loved ones.
Installing a granny flat is not only a cheaper and more convenient option than placing your relative in a nursing home, it’s also an investment on your property’s value, as they can also be used as a teenage retreat or additional living space.
This is far cheaper option and more convenient than having your relative enter a nursing home. This will not suit everybody as they will still need ongoing support from the main residence occupants. Granny flats can also be used for a teenagers retreat.
Council requirements for granny flats
In some council areas, granny flats are illegal because they do not meet zoning laws requirements for the local district. Other problems one can encounter is, if a granny flat has been constructed without the required permits or they do not satisfy the building codes.
Sometimes it’s illegal to rent out a granny flat, but perfectly within local laws for a relative to occupy the residence. The laws regarding who can stay in a granny flat (based on relations) and who can’t varies on a council to council basis, so if you are considering building one, it would be in your best interests to consult with the local housing authorities before beginning planning or construction.
The total M2 allowable for a new granny flat in Queensland can vary from council to council. We strongly advise you to visit your local council and obtain it in writing what the laws are prior to planning any granny flat. The approximate M2 allowable is usually around the 60 M2 to 80 M2 range.
For all your granny flat and kit home needs
If you have obtained the appropriate permits for your council and wish to proceed with the design of a granny flat in Queensland, we’d be more than happy to assist. Prestige Kit Homes are the specialists for all your granny flat and kit home needs across Australia. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 1300 653 442 for an obligation-free quote.