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BBC dual occ rental rules

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by dabbler, 4th Jul, 2016.

  1. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Does anyone know the current BBC attitude to building a duplex that looks like a regular highset but contains a separate unit with all services etc separate in normal resi zoning ?

    Can you lease to 2 unrelated parties ? do they reject these outright or consider on case by case basis ? assuming normal 405ish block in normal low density zone.
     
  2. Inov8ive

    Inov8ive Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you mean BCC?? As in Brisbane.
    And the answer to the best of my knowledge is you cannot lease to unrelated parties. You can have a duplex but each residency must be on a separate title to lease to separate parties.
     
  3. Big Will

    Big Will Well-Known Member

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    IIRC correctly you can lease a granny flat on the same title but you have until December to get approval before they close it up.

    Also IIRC if you lease it to 3 people who are not known then you open yourself to hostel rules. Seen many houses where it was clearly a hostel as rooms (sometimes up to 6) were rented to students.
     
  4. dabbler

    dabbler Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Brisbane County Council area/s

    It will get down to planning laws, have they approved building a duplex of some kind on 405m2

    I have not looked closely before for a few reasons.
     
  5. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I'd be checking in with RPI on this question.

    And you can have five unrelated parties on a residential lease.