Try to purchase a block that is rectangle, with house to the front and plenty of rear garden.
It is best if the house is square on the land not on an angle….it gives you more room for privacy from the house and the granny flat.
Best size is from 700m2 upwards as you will always need a 3.000 mtr rear setback.
The side setbacks are 1.500 from one boundary and 3.000 from the second side boundary.
Many houses in ACT have electrical easements, it is best if this is along the rear boundary not the side.
It is best to have the width of two cars at the side for access as you need to provide parking for 3 cars in total behind the building line.
2 can be tandem but the third has to be unhindered (this allows the granny flat tenant clear access at all times) modifications of this can be worked but that will depend on the block.
If you remove a garage to build this granny flat you will most definitely need to ensure you meet the parking codes.
No large trees within 4 mtrs of a granny flat, ACTPLA are hesitant to allow you to remove any significant trees in the area.
You can only build out the front of a property if you have at least a 13.000 set back from the road
Corner blocks are the best so long as they have plenty of back garden as the granny flat needs to be built behind the building line of the other houses in the street.
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The idea of building a Granny Flat is exciting and it can be easy to get carried away, however it’s important to carry out the appropriate research before getting started. Be sure to consult both your local council and state government laws, as these will vary depending on your area.
Looking for an investment, flexible accommodation or a future rental property? Granny Flats are a practical and cost-effective investment that can be designed to suit any use, whether you’re wanting a pool house, teenagers retreat or Airbnb.
Granny Flats are known as ‘secondary residences’ in the ACT and are required to comply with regulations that are slightly different to those in NSW, hence why it is so important to refer to your local and state laws in the planning stages.
At Cubitt’s, we get it – Cubitt’s understand your needs. With maximizing your property’s space whilst keeping family close such a hot topic, we wanted to give you a strong outline of why a Granny Flat is the perfect solution to plan for now. Now that we are in a lockdown, there has never been a better time to plan for your Granny Flat.
Try to purchase a block that is rectangle, with house to the front and plenty of rear garden. It is best if the house is square on the land not on an angle….it gives you more room for privacy from the house and the granny flat.
You may need to vacate your home while the extension is being built. All first floors, or areas beneath works need to be vacated during construction. Legally, no one is allowed to be beneath construction works during the construction hours of 7am to 4pm or until sheet flooring has been installed.