What is the Difference Between a Granny Flat and a Studio?

Are you wondering what is the difference between a granny flat and a studio? It depends on your local government area.

In this video, Colin Fragar, our founder and CEO, shares his knowledge of granny flats and studios.

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Or for those that prefer to read, here is a transcript of the video…

So what’s the difference between a granny flat and a studio? My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group. And I have here a really good question, which I’d love to be able to answer for you.

Is what I’m proposing, or what I already have, a studio or granny flat? It just depends on where you are to be able to answer that question. Because a studio means different things to different councils and different planning rules.

Is it a granny flat or a studio?

So a studio could be an art studio. A studio could be everything from that all the way through to sometimes people regard a studio is as effectively granny flat, which is completely separate habitation. It is a habitable room. The answer, though, is probably somewhere in between that and it’s really going to depend on your specifics of your property.

I also want to caution you here because I have seen a lot of people get fined by Council. I’ve seen people who are having to demolish structures. They’re having to decommission what they thought were habitable rooms but were not because they didn’t get the right advice in advance.

So if you’re looking for either a granny flat or a studio, my best tip for you at this point of time is to grab Your Ultimate Guide to Council Approval. In here, we go through a whole bunch of tips and tricks and really start to get you thinking about this process of getting the right approval in place.

Take the Next Step

However, if you do have a specific property, maybe it’s one you already own or you’re about to purchase, and you want to get the right advice it might be time for you take the next step.
You want to make sure you don’t spend thousands of dollars, possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars, with traders, with the fit outs, and with all sorts of physical costs.
If you don’t have the right advice in place, then I offer to you now the opportunity for you to speak to one of our consultants for 30 minutes. We might not be able to answer some of your specific questions, but what we will do is get a general guide for you of what you need to do and package that in a clear way to understand what your logical next step is to achieve what you want.

We have done thousands of these and I’d love for you to be able to leverage our 30,491 projects now. I’d love to be able to leverage off that wisdom and use it on your own property. My name is Colin Fragar from Council Approval Group.