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Laws

Council Approval for Granny Flats – All You Need to Know

When planning on building a granny flat, you need to ensure your development is approved. So, how do you get approval for a granny flat?   Depending on your property and its’ location, you...

Laws

Granny Flat Laws NSW – The Definitive Guide

When building a granny flat, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the rules and regulations. So, I’m here to simplify it for you.   Starting with: Can you build a granny flat on your property...

Construction

Granny Flat in a Flood Zone? Here is What To Do About It

Today I address a commonly asked question, that turns many people off building a granny flat: Can you build your granny flat in a flood zone?   Yes you can. But there are various regulations...

Certificates

Granny Flat Complying Development (CDC) – The Definitive Guide

When planning to build a granny flat, you have two options for gaining approval. The easiest of which is through a CDC. So, firstly, what is a granny flat Complying Development (CDC)?   A...

Laws

Granny Flat SEPP Legislation – Everything You Need to Know

When planning to build a granny flat, there many regulations that you must adhere to. Some are set by your local Council, and some by the Government. So, what is NSW SEPP Legislation?  ...

Local Council

Granny Flat Section 94 Contributions. The Complete List of Fees.

Either when building, or after you have built a granny flat, you may be asked to pay quite a generous fee to your council. This is called the Section 7.11 / Section 94 Contributions...

Certificates

Section 10.7 Certificate – For Granny Flats. The Complete Guide.

When planning a granny flat, a concern may be if there are building restrictions on your property. This can easily be solved by acquiring a Section 10.7 Certificate. So, what exactly is a Section...

Granny Flat - Exterior

Granny Flat Height Restrictions – Rules You Must Obey

When planning to build a granny flat, making the maximum use of height allowed is an important factor – so you may have wondered, what is the maximum height a granny flat can be?...

Granny Flat - Plans

Granny Flat Setbacks to Boundaries

When designing your granny flat, a very important thing to consider are the regulations regarding setbacks – so, what are granny flat setbacks?   If your property is 900sqm or less, the granny flat...

Granny Flat - Plans

What is the Maximum Size for a Granny Flat? & How to Make Them Bigger

When deciding to build a granny flat, you have several decisions that you have to make. One of these is going to be the size of your granny flat. So, what is the maximum...