GRANNY FLAT /

SECOND HOUSEHOLD UNIT 

Converting a Garage to a self-contained Granny Flat / Separate Tenancy is a huge advantage if you are thinking of boosting your income streams or if host friends and family regularly. Give your guests the ultimate stay in a relaxing, cosy, comfortable space made with them in mind.

 

Benefits:

 

  • The value of your house may be significantly increased;

  • Extra space for family or to accommodate a tenant;

  • Can be legally rented out under the Tenancy Act – providing extra income.

  • Potentially giving a better rate of return on your property investment.

 

Key features:

 

  • Bathroom and toilet facilities;

  • Cooking facilities;

  • Added insulation.

  • Added fire and sound protection.

 

Notes:​

  • Building consent required.

  • Auckland City Council does not have a separate category for granny flats or minor dwelling units. Any flat with a kitchen is considered to be a second household unit, even if it is attached to the existing house.​

Garage Conversion