As a custom home builder on the Sunshine Coast, we have seen a growing demand for granny flats in recent years. With the new laws around letting people rent out these units, building a granny flat on your property has become an even more attractive option for homeowners.

You can read the “changes to renting granny flats explained” from the RTA here.

For those who may not be aware, the new laws allow homeowners to rent out their granny flats to non-related tenants. This means that if you build a granny flat on your property, you can now generate rental income from it, providing an additional source of revenue that can help offset your mortgage payments or other expenses.

Whilst the new laws may seem daunting, in reality, they’re designed to make it easier for homeowners to build and rent out granny flats. For example, the laws remove many of the previous restrictions on building granny flats, such as minimum lot sizes and parking requirements. They also allow homeowners to build larger granny flats than previously allowed, up to 60 square metres in size.

From a builder’s perspective, these changes are great news. It means that we can now build granny flats that are more spacious and better suited to modern living. For example, we can include features like open-plan living areas, modern kitchens and bathrooms, and even outdoor entertaining areas, depending on the size of the property.

If you’re considering building a granny flat on your property, there are a few things you should know. First, you’ll need to ensure that your property meets the minimum size requirements, which vary depending on the location and zoning of your property. You’ll also need to obtain the necessary permits and approvals from your local council before starting construction.

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Overall, building a granny flat on your property is a smart investment that can provide a range of benefits. With the new laws around letting people rent out granny flats, there’s never been a better time to take the plunge and start building. If building a granny flat on your property is something you would like to pursue, come and have a chat with the team at Beachside Construction today.