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Adding an extra bedroom

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by jodes, 19th Mar, 2016.

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  1. jodes

    jodes Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Have come across a unit which at one point was a one bedroom plus sun room, but a few years ago the owner pulled down the wall in between and made one ginormous bedroom. It's now being sold as one bedroom.

    I'm pretty confident you could split the bedroom into two separate rooms (with separate entries, eg not having to walk through one to get to the other), putting it into the two bedroom category (and hence higher price bracket). Get it revalued by the bank = instant equity.

    Are we missing something? Assuming we can get this for a "one bedroom price"- why is no one else thinking of this? (Might be a big assumption) Are there any limitations with bank revals etc (assuming I get licensed builder etc). Would we need council approval for this to make it legit?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    New plan of strata subdivision, DA & BA (signed by body corporate), trigger any required BCA upgrade to the building, compliance with parking requirements if you require additional spaces....and that's off the top of my head.
     
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    jodes Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @Scott No Mates .

    Just had a quick google on all these things - sounds like a nightmare! (particularly triggering BCA upgrades to the building...) - and all this is required just to add a couple of internal walls?