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QLD: Rent out main resident and granny flat separately

Discussion in 'Property Management' started by melbourne171, 4th Oct, 2016.

  1. melbourne171

    melbourne171 Well-Known Member

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    I have bought a IP in Brisbane which have granny flat and main resident. I understand we can rent out main resident and granny flat separately in QLD. My questions are:

    1. How tenants share their duties to maintain the lawn and garden
    2. There are plenty space (concrete paving) for car parking at rear but only 1 car port at side. However, tenants can share the driveway and parking?
    3. I will order rubbish and recycle bins for each tenant. This will not be an issue.

    Any issues which you can see to rent out a granny flat separately?
     
  2. Depreciator

    Depreciator Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm sure it's not possible to rent out a main house and granny flat separately in nearly all of Brisbane. What suburb is it in?
     
  3. Colin Rice

    Colin Rice Mortgage Broker Australia Wide Business Member

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    Thats my understanding as well!

    Would pay to check with the local council.
     
  4. Tonibell

    Tonibell Well-Known Member

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    A fence is the best way to sort out who is responsible for what.

    Generally you do not provide off-street parking for the granny flat - both sides tend to hat a shared driveway.

    If there is on-street parking then it is best to provide a path on the narrow side for access to the granny flat.

    If it is done properly (and that starts with the design of the granny flat) the rent on the main house does not need to be reduced by much.
     
  5. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Forget it if you are in the Brisbane city council area. They are cracking down hard on this type of arrangement.
    Marg
     
  6. RetireRich101

    RetireRich101 Well-Known Member

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    Brisbane Council - No
    Moreton Bay Council - Yes
    Logan Council - Yes
    Ipswich Council - Yes
    Not sure of others.