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Can you build a granny flat on any house ? In Brisbane ?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by showtime94, 31st Jul, 2016.

  1. showtime94

    showtime94 Well-Known Member

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    Can you build a granny flat on the back of any house ? In Brisbane ?

    If not how do you know which houses to pick ?

    Im going to buy in Brisbane soon and thinking of having a granny flat built too for better cash flow

    What else do i need to know , do the tenants that move in the granny flat have to be relatives to the tenants living in the house ? Or doesnt it matter ?
    Thanks
     
  2. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    There are very strict rules surrounding granny flats in the BCC area.

    Generally you cannot rent them independently to the main house.

    Do your research!
    Marg
     
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  3. Mick Butterfield

    Mick Butterfield Well-Known Member

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    Lots of info on council websites, speak to agents, read existing threads on Brisbane/Logan/Kallangur etc. the options are endless. So many people woth runs on the board giving valuable insight and information.
     
  4. RPI

    RPI Property Lawyer, Town Planner Business Member

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    Huge fines, prosecutions in Magistrates court for renting out your granny flat in BCC area. We appear on this sort of thing all the time, BCC takes it very seriously.
     
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  5. Special order

    Special order Well-Known Member

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    You incorporate it into the main dwelling lease so achieve a premium that way, cheaper to buy at this point and time in certain parts of Brissie, (instead of constructing ) already built and functional
     
  6. showtime94

    showtime94 Well-Known Member

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    Whata bcc stand for ?
     
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    Brisbane City Council
     
  8. Gockie

    Gockie I'm an ISTP-A female, so I might be a bit quirky! Premium Member

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    Freedomlife.... sounds like you need to do a lot more reading. Try the search function on the forum.

    Anyway, NSW is dofferent to Qld, in regards to granny flats. If you want to go down the granny flat route, investing in the Logan council, Moreton Bay council or Ipswich council areas are fine. Cheaper entry price too generally speaking so they tend to work for investors investing on a smaller budget.

    On the other hand, Redland council and Brisbane city councils do not currently permit renting of granny flats to unrelated parties (people unrelated to the residents of the main house) at this point in time. Therefore you can rule out Granny flats in these areas as a yield booster.... at least for now.
     
  9. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    It is a State initiative in WA and NSW,
    but a Council initiative in QLD.

    In Summary:
    • Logan Council allows 70m2 and 100m2 depending size of land. can be separately leased.
    • Moreton Bay Council recently allowed (size?). Can be separately leased
    • Ipswich Council last year scaled back to 50m2. Can be separately leased
    • Brisbane City and Redland Council allows (size?) but CAN NOT be leased to separate households.