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granny flat

self-contained accommodation within or built onto a house, suitable for an elderly parent
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Since the changes came into effect on August 2 this year, the granny flat industry claims there has been a dramatic increase in the number of inquiries from residents interested in locating one on their property.
Mr Benn said: Not a clue-"This is a decidedly peculiar claim by Eric Pickles as occupied granny flats have been exempt from council tax since 1997.
But shadow Communities Secretary Hilary Benn revealed granny flats have been free of council tax since 1997.
The commission also agreed that the granny flats wouldn't help Washburne's historic status.
A change in attitudes and greater demand for granny flats may well make the property more saleable in the future.
That means any family memby MIX-UP: MINISTER Eric Pickles' plan to exempt granny flats from council tax was in chaos last night - because they already are.
Today, illegal granny flats and substandard apartment buildings are still the rule.
The appellate court ruled that Santa Monica's code, restricting occupancy of granny flats to caregivers and relatives of the homeowner, violated the rights of privacy and equal protection guaranteed by the state Constitution.
Councillors in Walsall are considering a preservation order for Streetly Wood, in Streetly, after a series of proposals to build houses and granny flats in the 16-house road.
Without such land-use discipline and more public-funded housing, roads, sewer, parks and schools for all the low-income residents swelling the city, Los Angeles faces being overrun by people doubling up in crowded quarters, such as granny flats and garages, or spilling out into the streets.
In fact, its policies have allowed overcrowding and death-trap granny flats to flourish, destroying whole neighborhoods and increasing the number of poor people in the city.