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    Default Minor dwelling/sleepout

    What are the legalities of living in/renting out a sleepout? I am looking at purchasing a house which has a "gottage" It was built as a studio with toilet, later had a shower added, at which time it was referred to as a sleepout. It's insulated, has a kitchenette, a lounge and a bedroom. I would be happy living there and renting the main house to pay off the mortgage. However, would that be legal?
    What if I decided to live in the main house, could I rent out the gottage?
    Cheers, pim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pim View Post
    However, would that be legal?
    Do it as a flatshare. House and sleepout are a single household.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elguapo View Post
    Do it as a flatshare.
    Hmm, that might work. Thanks elguapo.
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    is it approved with council If so then definitly no problem but if there is doubt then a challenge is possible due to misinformation pervading this issue. You need to satisy RTA RMA and building act, It should be easy but you need to know the facts.


 

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