Building granny flats in Logan is becoming more popular with homeowners and investors. Home owners tend to build them so that an elderly relative can live close to the family and still have their independence or even as a teenager’s retreat. On the other hand, some home owners tend to build granny flats in Brisbane and Logan as rentals to earn themselves an extra income.
As a professional granny flat builder, we always keep up to date with the industry and we have just seen something that will affect everyone who wants to build granny flats in Logan in 2018. It appears that Logan Council will now charge a $23,000 infrastructure charge to anyone who builds a second dwelling on their property.
This charge comes into effect on 1st July 2018 and is designed to crack down on people building granny flats in Logan, apparently because of the problems with parking and the pressure on sewers resulting from these additional dwellings, and confusingly – the pressure on parks as well!
How to save the $23,000 infrastructure charge
At the moment, if you build new granny flats in Brisbane, you won’t have to pay this extra fee, it’s only granny flats in Logan that will be affected. John Raven, Division 5 councillor for Logan has stated that this charge is meant to discourage dual occupancies being built in entire streets in Logan.
If you are considering building one or more granny flats on your Logan property, it will pay you to contact a reliable and trusted granny flat builder very soon, so you can lock in your contract without incurring this additional cost.
Saving $23,000 is massive! So if you are on the fence and you’re not sure whether you want to build a granny flat at the moment, give it some serious consideration. If you miss the boat and decide to build in the next financial year, you will have to pay an extra $23,000 to the Logan Council for the privilege!
What could you do with $23,000? That’s a big slice of the cost of your granny flat, so why give it to the council? Of course, if you are building granny flats in Brisbane, you are safe for the time being, but that doesn’t mean it will remain like that for long.
At Granny Flats Queensland, we have a range of Granny Flats designed and engineered for comfortable and cost effective modern living in Logan that will be perfect for your property. Call us on 0420 382 728 or send us an email today.