granny flat

noun

Definition of granny flat

chiefly British
: an apartment that is adjacent to the main living quarters of a house

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So, in a scenario where a middle-aged couple wanted to build a granny flat for granny, the impact fee wouldn’t be waved unless granny made less than $60,000 per year or was providing care to someone living in the main house. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Vista council to consider fixing cannabis delivery catch 22," 25 June 2019 The label covers dwellings often 500 square feet or less which are known by a variety of names, including garage apartments, mother-in-law suites, granny flats and carriage homes. Stephen Hudak, orlandosentinel.com, "Orange County mulls changes to allow granny flats, garage apartments and other lower-cost housing options," 19 June 2019 Properties with accessory-dwelling units, often called granny flats, cannot participate in any form of short-term rentals, according to Baghdikian. Lila Seidman, Glendale News-Press, "Glendale could implement Airbnb rules this fall," 23 July 2019 The idea of the city taking steps to encourage construction of backyard granny flats for low- and moderate-income residents continued to gain traction at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Steve Dreyer, Pomerado News, "Council maintaining interest in granny flat proposal," 17 July 2019 Year-round rentals would have been permitted for traditional home-sharing in which residents rent out a spare bedroom or a granny flat on their property. San Diego Union-Tribune, "State bill barring Airbnb rental of second homes in San Diego County’s coastal communities has been shelved," 10 July 2019 The San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore has the curb appeal of a granny flat. Michael J. Bailey, BostonGlobe.com, "In Milan, a low-tech saunter through a mecca of high fashion," 18 June 2019 Residents on Brooks near Division Street, just up the street from the alley, told them a bullet had hit the roof of a granny flat. Karen Kucher, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Someone fired in the air; bullet hit 21-year-old man in the head," 31 May 2018 Local government could finance a homeless granny flat for three years for as little as $15,000 annually — roughly the cost of a shelter bed. Gale Holland, latimes.com, "L.A. County wants to help build guest houses in backyards — for homeless people," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of granny flat

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for granny flat

from its use by parents of the family living in the house

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