What is the Difference Between a Granny Flat and a Secondary Dwelling?

Do you know the difference between a granny flat and a secondary dwelling? After this video you will know the difference and have some resources to help you with your project.

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I’m Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group. Congratulations for getting to this video. I want to unpack some of these questions that you have.

History

So a granny flat traditionally was the term that was used. It was before State policies existed. And as the name suggests that it was typically for granny. It was for people that were related or part of the same household that just needed extra space. However, as the economy progressed and people needed a place to live, the State created legislation for secondary dwellings.

What is the Difference?

Today a secondary dwelling is exactly the same as a granny flat. Both can be rented out to whoever. They do not have to be part of the same household as the principal dwelling.

Today a secondary dwelling is exactly the same as a granny flat.

If you are considering a granny flat or a secondary dwelling, it’s really important that you get more versed upon it, that you get clued up, and understand a little bit more. So I’d like to offer this really special magazine which we put together. I love and I know you’ll love it too. It’s Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. There are 40 pages here which will really help you to understand a little bit more about these two development types.

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Next, if you do have a project and a site and you want to know if you can have a granny flat or a secondary dwelling on your property, please book in a consultation to speak to one of our team. My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.