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Self-Contained Flat Attached to Home

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Last updated 12 January 2007

Definition of a self-contained living flat

Generally, a self-contained living flat is a flat with private or separate sleeping, cooking and bathroom facilities.

Assessment of a self-contained flat attached to the home

The following table provides reference points for the assessment rules of certain types of self-contained living areas.    

If the self-contained living area is...

Then follow the assessment rules contained in...

vacant,

Homeowner's Basic Assessment Rules.    

let to a near relative,

Homeowner's Basic Assessment Rules.

let to a person other than a near relative,

Homeowner's Basic Assessment Rules.

Note: The value of the self-contained living area is assessable.


Generally a self-contained living area is as area with private or separate sleeping, cooking and bathroom facilities.

For example, a flat or converted garage that has its own kitchen and bathroom would be regarded as a self-contained living area whereas a bedroom rented to a boarder who has access to the home's facilities would not.

A near relative includes:

  • a member of the immediate family;
  • a blood relative;
  • a relative by marriage; and
  • an adopted child.