Ipswich Granny Flats for Rent – No Shortage of Eager Tenants posted on the 3rd February 2014

Donated (Tracey, The First Tenant)
3 February 2014

As a result of Ipswich City Council’s relaxation of the Planning Scheme now approving Granny Flats to be built as investments, there has been an inundation of enquiries to Ipswich Granny Flats from potential new tenants anxious to rent and move in as soon as possible. The desire for a Granny Flat is the fact that it is brand new with stylish interiors and fittings as well as the privacy and lower rental prices compared to a normal sized dwelling.

GF - Banksia Dr - Tracey face 4.2.14Tracey, our tenant for the first new build Granny Flat project in Ipswich was very excited to be part of this Queensland first initiative! Tracey had just sold her own home with Sonia Woolley from Vision Property Group / Ipswich Granny Flats. Our next step was to find her a place to rent somewhere near where she was already living. As luck would have it, the first new build Granny Flat was nearing completion – and a bonus, it was the exact suburb she had wanted to relocate to!

Tracey was the perfect fit for a Granny Flat: a single, mature woman who only needed a small backyard (less to mow!). There was only one problem – we weren’t sure all of Tracey’s belongings would fit into a 2 bedroom granny flat! How did she collect so much stuff – EGADS! I gave Tracey a copy of the granny flat plans to see if everything would fit, as coming from a 3 bedroom to a 2 bedroom house was abit of a worry. As the plans showed the physical room sizes, and with much relief, everything fitted perfectly and looked fantastic! All of the colours and stainless steel appliances complimented her belongings perfectly – Tracey was also impressed that it included a reverse cycle air conditioning unit as well as a dishwasher. Always good to have a happy tenant!

Tracey is looking forward to a brand new start in life, and has been very happy in her new granny flat. With less to clean and mow, it’s given her the opportunity to spend more time doing the things she loves such as cooking, all whilst watching her great collection of movies at the same time in the open plan kitchen and lounge area.

One of the positive outcomes with the dual living has been that Tracey has formed a great friendship with her new neighbour in the main dwelling. The granny flat design has given them both the opportunity to enjoy a good community spirit, but still able to maintain plenty of personal privacy.

Tracey has also discovered when she talks to anyone about her granny flat experience, there’s huge interest in others renting or building one as well. An elderly lady (a Real Granny!) who was looking to rent, on seeing Tracey’s place thought it would be perfect for herself.

Granny Flats are a great step forward – it’s definitely a growing trend! The beginning of a new age for renting and investment property.


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Written by Sonia Woolley

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