accessory apartment

accessory apartment

n.
An apartment within a single-family dwelling. Also called granny flat, in-law apartment.
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a public hearing will be held regarding the a special permit for the expansion of a garage and the addition of an accessory apartment to a single-family residence on Woodland Heights Drive.
Either the principal dwelling or accessory apartment unit must be
Another option is to build a larger home with an accessory apartment that can be closed off and rented out separately.
One model is laws that allow the creation of an accessory apartment in single-family homes, in effect converting them to two-family structures.
Accessory Housing: Home buyers in Nassau and Suffolk counties can purchase a single-family home as a primary residence that includes an additional unit or accessory apartment.
Finland and Great Britain allow modest amounts of the rent from an accessory apartment to be disregarded for income tax and social security purposes.
Since the elderly are now living longer than ever, more homeowning senior citizens will find it helpful - if not crucial - to be able to move into or rent an accessory apartment for extra income.
Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal have all committed themselves to extensive accessory apartment policies.
Rolled out in the spring of 1989, the SHO program offered special loans to seniors for accessory apartment construction, elderly cottage houses, homesharing and sale-leasebacks.
They cited such programs as an affordable housing approach through Rockville's accessory apartment ordinance; a recreation program for young, adult families; after-school recreation programs; parenting classes; zoning incentives for developers to include child care services in their projects; and an intergenerational program at a senior center operated by the city.
WEST BOYLSTON - The Planning Board discussed potential updates to the town's accessory apartment bylaw, first added to the town's zoning bylaws in the 1990s.
The one zoning change that was on the warrant, creating an accessory apartment clause for detached buildings, did generate some discussion, but passed in excess of the two-thirds vote needed for zoning changes.