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[Sydney] Wanted: builders for duel key properties

Discussion in 'Development' started by htopg, 18th Oct, 2015.

  1. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Instead of building a PPOR and then building a granny flat, I am thinking of just building a dual key property.
    It will look like a big house from the front but there will be a firewall between 2 dwellings and also separate entries.

    I have two questions:
    1. (provided the total floor areas are the same) Building a dual key property will be cheaper than building a house and then a grannyflat, is it correct?
    2. Is there anyone who can recommend good builders for dual key properties in Sydney?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Are you looking at doing it as a secondary dwelling or a dual occupancy?
     
  3. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    What's the main difference?
    I am thinking of living in one as PPOR and rent out the other.
    Whether it is attached or detached does not matter.
     
  4. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    A secondary dwelling is established in conjunction with the main dwelling house and remains on title. There is the opportunity under most planning controls to split a dual occ into 2 separate titles.
     
  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    Dual key property relates to hotel style accommodation where you can lease it as two x one bed units or as on two bedder.
     
  6. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    I am talking about something like the following
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    It is not hotel style.
    It is more like duplex style, but from the front, it looks like one.
     
  7. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Cool, Secondary dwelling within the main residence. Can be done as complying development.

    The phrase dual key isn't really used in NSW hence why I wanted to confirm what you wanted.

    Danark Construction - Daniel Clark, tell them I referred you on. http://www.danark.com.au/
     
  8. htopg

    htopg Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying that a dual key can be done in one go and just pay ONE council contribution?
     
  9. AndrewTDP

    AndrewTDP Urban Planning Consultant Business Member

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    Yep. Either as a dual occupancy or secondary dwelling depending on size and permissibility.

    As for contributions it depends on the individual Council and how they have written the contributions plan.
     
  10. Biz

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    You need to see if your council levies section 94 contributions on granny flats. It varies council to council.