Granny Flats: Ancillary Accommodation to Your Home
Building Surveyor work varies all day every day. One type of construction that has seen a recent surge in numbers is the good old granny flat (or Fonzie flats for those located above a garage). In the eyes of the building code (BCA) a granny flat is assessed by a building surveyor as a residential dwelling needing the same care, attention and technical details that would be provided for your typical house – giving the state an additional safe, affordable and energy efficient building that’s easy on the eye.
With recent changes to WA planning laws allowing home owners to rent out granny flats, now is the time to build your own nest egg. If you have a rental property you could potentially double the rental income by building a granny flat and renting it out separately. The Planning Ministry John Day has recently been quoted as saying that he is estimating that as many as 30,000 granny flats could be constructed over the next 10 years.
If you’re thinking of building a granny flat, give us a call. At Green Start Consulting we can have our expert planner assist with your planning approval, our accredited energy assessor can then provide the 6 star energy efficiency reports required and our Building Surveyor can assess and certify your plans.
If you would like any further info please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Due to constantly evolving legislation the information provided within this blog may no longer be valid. The advice given on this site is general in nature and does not take into account your specific circumstances. Please email one of our building surveyors to check what is right for you.