Fears had been raised that some granny flats
would also be counted as a second home, and therefore liable to the surcharge.
The council has a proposed Unitary Plan to build apartment buildings, granny flats
and splitting one house into two.
A number of reforms to the R-Codes, such as encouraging more apartments and granny flats
will see more diverse and affordable housing options open to the market.
Within hours Labour had seized on his comments, pointing out that granny flats
have been exempt from council tax for 15 years.
But shadow Communities Secretary Hilary Benn revealed granny flats
have been free of council tax since 1997.
In-Laws, Outlaws, and Granny Flats
provides an outstanding survey of second dwelling units which are often perfect for two-generation families or adult children still at home.
ELDERLY groups yesterday hit out at the Government property tax which will cost owners of granny flats
EUR200 a year.
Many inter-war properties could be transformed into two flats whilst others could add granny flats
suitable for special needs cases.
So bandit taxis - like unlicensed dogs, illegal granny flats
, tax-cheating businesses, and murderous and drug-dealing hoodlums - will remain in business while taxes go sky high and services get worse and worse.
Pushed-back garages with motor courts, detached casitas with granny flats
, and center or side courtyards all provide elements of inspiration that can translate to any market across the country.
For the first time, the city will permit the granny flats
in single-family areas.
City officials would be wise to promote the construction and/or legalization of Granny Flats
that comply with reasonable fire and building codes, in much the same way as they did with residential lofts.