Granny Flat Agreements

This is a companion site to our main website and provides dedicated information about:

  • Granny flats/granny flat agreements
  • Disputes about granny flat arrangements


Family care/accommodation agreements involving non-pensioners:

Where pensions are not involved, granny flat/family care agreements are more straightforward. Obviously none of the Centrelink rules about gifting/deprivation apply, and the parties can enter into any arrangement that they consider best without having to take into consideration gifting and other asset considerations that might affect pensions.

However, the need for the parties to the arrangement to be clear about what they are doing in the short and long-term applies equally. This again points to the need for the arrangement to be very carefully considered and to be put in writing, ideally with each party having separate legal representation.

It must be remembered that although family agreements and granny flat agreements often include agreements for the care of the parent, this does not necessarily have to be the case. Arrangements may just be for the provision of accommodation.

Why Choose Us?
Dedicated practice

We are one of the few legal firms in Australia who advise in relation to granny flat agreements on a regular basis.


We make extensive use of technology to streamline document production. This significantly reduces the time we have to spend on drawing agreements.

Cost effective

Because of this experience in this area and our process efficiencies we can get matters finalised in a cost effective manner. Ask us about our fees.


The principal, Peter Gauld, has been practising in this area for fifteen years, and in relation to granny flat disputes he has had 30+ practising in dispute resolution.