The formal name for a “Granny Flat’’ is an Ancillary Dwelling so if you’ve been googling for requirements and restrictions you might be getting a bit lost… But we’re hoping this blog is exactly what you’re looking for. ?
WHAT IS AN ANCILLARY DWELLING?
As per the Dept of Housing WA an ancillary dwelling is a small, self-contained dwelling located on the same lot as another single house. It can be attached to the main house, integrated with the main house, or a separate building to the main house. Another name could be a “Fonzie flat,” which is a small self-contained dwelling above a garage.
Facilities may include a small kitchen and bathroom, that allow occupants to live in them independently from the main house. Ins some cases council planning approvals will require an additional car space for the ancillary dwelling.