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granny flat

A small house on one's property, separate from the main house, that serves as a permanent home for one's aging parents. Also called a "granny pod" or a "granny pad." With this granny flat, I get to see my family all the time, while still having a place of my own that is easy to maintain. Just don't call me "Granny"!
See also: flat, granny

granny flat

n. an apartment built into a garage or house for an elderly parent to live in. The garage has a granny flat including all utilities.
See also: flat, granny
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SHARED BILLS Depending on how it's built and your preferences, bills may be shared between the family home and the granny flat, potentially saving money (assuming granny or grand-dad doesn't have the heating on all the time).
A decision to build a granny flat needs to be made sooner rather than later ie.
An example of a granny flat liable for the new rate could be one capable of being sold separately, worth more than one third of the property value, worth more than PS40,000 and with its own utility supplies and bills.
It's not known whether the granny flats would compromise the neighborhood's listing on the register.
Granny flats aren't the only means the city is using to increase density.
Rules that see tax inspectors treat "granny flats" as distinct properties will also be reviewed - with families who currently house a relative in an annex facing two council tax bills.
Many inter-war properties could be transformed into two flats whilst others could add granny flats suitable for special needs cases.
In the current housing market, it may well be there is a lack of demand for houses with granny flats attached.
Many inter-war properties could be transformed into two flats while others could add 'granny flats', suitable for special needs cases.
A "Granny Flat Academy" program about adding a second unit on homes for parents, children or others will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m.