Did you know you can build a granny flat in your home without council approval?
To do this you need to tick a few boxes (subject to how big your land is)
#1: How big is your block? Is it over 450sqm?
This is the starting point for complying development.
|SETBACKS WHEN BUILDING
Front, Side & Rear
|FLOOR AREA, SITE COVERAGE & LANDSCAPED AREA|
|Total Floor Area
(Include Existing House)
#2: Retrieve the following information
If you have ticked yes to the above boxes, you are nearly there.
The other items you need to check are:
- Order a 149 (2) Certificate from your council by fax or over the counter.
- Order a Sewer diagram. This can be obtained from a “Reece Plumbing” outlet or by visiting Espreon. At Espreon goto: Property Services > One Off Searches > Proceed.
- Let us know if your property is higher than the street or lower than the street.
- Are there any trees in your back yard (neighbours back yard) that are over 6metres?