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The Granny Flat Solution: A Growing Australian Investment Trend posted on the 6th January 2014

We will see more and more local governments in Australia look at this as a possible answer to the tight rental market, provide more opportunities for low income earners to live in established suburbs, and address the issues of housing affordability.

Granny Flats in Australia are a relatively new phenomenon. Many Councils currently allow granny flats to be built, but on the proviso that an immediate family member live in it, whether it’s elderly parents or...Read More

So What is a Granny Flat? posted on the 19th December 2013

The Collins Dictionary definition of a granny flat is : noun, self-contained accommodation within or built onto a house, suitable for an elderly parent.  Also called: granny annexe.  By the true definition it is for a “Granny”!

Every Australian state and Planning Schemes within that state seem to have their own description.  One state planning department sums it up nicely:

A self contained extension of the existing home that:

  1. Is established in conjunction with...Read More

NSW Fonzie Flat Investment Scheme Now Available in QLD posted on the 18th October 2013

Under the NSW Planning Scheme since 2009 there has been the opportunity of building Granny Flats for investment purposes.  Ipswich City Council is the first council in Queensland to now allow “Auxilliary Dwellings” or Granny Flats for the same purpose : an investment!  And we here at Ipswich Granny Flats have been instrumental in building the first purpose built Granny Flats purely as investments.

Below is an interesting extract that may be of interest …

Manor homes, Fonzie flats mooted under...Read More

What’s the Right Sort of Property for a Granny Flat? posted on the 27th September 2013

Ask us here at Ipswich Granny Flats …

There are a number of key features to bear in mind when looking for a property that will be suitable for a Granny Flat, and so we have listed some of them below as a guide :

1. Size of Block
Under the relaxation of the planning scheme under Ipswich City Council, there is no minimum land size for the building of a Granny Flat.  However there...Read More

How Do I Rent Out My Newly Built Granny Flat? posted on the 27th September 2013

Just ask us!!  

As of June 2013 we are the first official Granny Flat Property Managers.  As the owners of Ipswich Granny Flats, both directors are licensed real estate agents who have many years experience between them as working within the industry as well as nearly 50 years of buying, selling and actively renovating – they live and breathe property …

The first new build Granny Flats are in the process of having their final completion certificates,...Read More

Why Ipswich Granny Flats is Unique posted on the 27th September 2013

Ipswich Granny Flats

The answer to building a Granny Flat in the local Ipswich area…

Our clients have discovered that they can save thousands of dollars by cutting out the middle man and coming straight to us – the only people who design, approve and build the Granny Flats in our local Ipswich area.
Build confidently with those doing the work:

  • Designing
  • Approving
  • Building

Ipswich City Council now has a 5 day Fast Track Approval Process!  We...Read More