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A granny flat interest exists if a person has established a right to accommodation for life, or a life interest in another person's private home.
Granny flat interests are established by the following methods:
- transferring title of the pensioner's principal home to a relative and retaining a right of occupancy for life;
- providing funds for the construction of a granny flat in which the pensioner has a right to reside for life on a relative's property;
- providing some or all of the purchase price of a property which will usually be registered in a relative's name but in which the pensioner has a right to reside for life; or
- the terms of an estate.
Refer to Section 5MA(2) of the VEA for the full definition.
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