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granny flat

A slang expression for accessory apartments in areas of single-family zoning; also called mother-in-law apartments or maid's quarters,they may or may not be allowed under zoning regulations.

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TORY Eric Pickles faced humiliation last night after pledging to scrap a granny flat tax ALREADY axed by Labour.
It's not known whether the granny flats would compromise the neighborhood's listing on the register.
Granny flats aren't the only means the city is using to increase density.
One solution, which has had little publicity, but may provide an ideal solution at least for some families is the old-fashioned granny flat.
But officials don't seem concerned that any changes to the city code will have a significant impact on local housing, since granny flats account for very few of the housing units in Burbank.
After a California appellate court struck down Santa Monica's restrictions on who may live in a granny flat, Burbank's city attorney suggested the council re-examine the city's code on the homes, also known as ``mother-in-law flats.
After plans to turn Claret Wood into granny flats were also refused on appeal, an anonymous survey was carried out to find the views of residents about the proposed increased protection.
They are known as granny flats, in-law apartments or guest houses, and decades ago they were commonly added to provide relatives or visitors a place to stay without being too far away.
The Newhall Land and Farming Company is among developers including granny flats in their housing plans.
Last week, officials launched the Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program - a multiagency task force charged with targeting the worst abandoned and nuisance properties in the city, including illegal granny flats.