Granny Flat Question For Secondary Dwelling

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  1. Sheep112

    Sheep112 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Experts

    Quick question.
    My granny flat has been completed in Sydney recently and i have to Occupation Certificate.
    I rang the council and was told all they do now is order the bins and the council rate will be on the one bill along with the front house (just abit higher in cost).
    Is this correct? Dont do update the address with Australia Post or a separate council bill?
    Please let me now what else I need to do....thank you in advanced.
    I am new to the granny flat game...
     
  2. Archaon

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    A granny flat doesn't have seperate council rates, so you order a second service on the existing rates, i'm not sure how apportionment goes @Terry_w @[email protected] @euro73
     
  3. Paul@PFI

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    Correct. Typically almost all costs are apportioned other than those specifically identifiable as 100% related to the GF rent eg PM fees, GF construction loan, LL insurance etc. All other costs eg rates, original land etc need be be apportioned based on a reasonable basis (area ?) and time too. For the original property loan interest a valuation may be needed to split the original costs into two elements. Rates maybe area based etc
     
  4. Sheep112

    Sheep112 Well-Known Member

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    So how do I update the address with Australia post?
     
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    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Lodge the application via the auspost website. Bung in a mailbox and put a number on it.

    What have you done for the following:
    • NBN cabling
    • Water (submeters are on longer acceptable in NSW)
    • Power
    • Gas
     
  6. thatbum

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    Did you get assigned a new street address from the council?
     
  7. Sheep112

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    Hi

    I have gas and electricity connected separately to the main house. No internet yet but the builder did put a communication cable in the house. Tenant moving in next week so I am not sure how internet will go. NBN is getting installed for the street this month.

    so not sure how NBN will go for the granny flat.

    when I spoke to the council to ask if they have the occupation certificate, the lady just order the bins. I have a mailbox setup already for 27A but just want the address to be official.

    rich
     
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  8. geoffw

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    Once the council had my granny flat registered as a separate occupancy, the NBN was ok to be installed - and that was after it had been installed to the main house.
     
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    Hi Geoffw

    Was this done automatically by the Council?
    My tenant has just moved in this week so i wonder how their internet will go.

    Did you get assigned a new street address from the council?
    How do i know if they did assigned me a new street address or not? I rang and spoke to them, they said they have received the OC and they will order a new set of bins when I rang.

    Any other tips or advice would be appreciated with granny flat....

    Rich.
     
  10. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    My apologies, I don't remember the details of how it happened.

    It was registered as a separate address from the start, from memory. I remember that the last thing required for an occupancy certificate from the council was a separate letterbox.
     
  11. Sheep112

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    Called Australia Post to have the address added to their database as 27A...they informed me the Council(NSW) has registered my granny flat address as 1/27 for postal purposes. So I rang the council…to be told this is how a granny address should be.

    Anyone out there have similar experience? I already have a mail box set up as 27A, also setup this way with the NMI(electricity meter). A bit annoyed.
     
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    That may be council regulations.

    Four years ago, I was able to have an address in the form 27A.
     
  13. Sheep112

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    Hi Geoff
    The interesting part is, 27A doesnt appear on google map but 1/27 does. I guess I will have to inform my tenant they will need to update their address or I can just not update the address with Australia Post?
     
  14. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sorry, I don't have experience in that part of things. Talk to Australia Post and the tenant I guess.