Granny Flats and Home Care

Granny Flat Arrangements

In Australia, the law and regulations can vary depending on the state you reside in. It can be a challenging task to navigate through the laws concerning these arrangements.

If you are considering a granny flat arrangement, you will need to understand:

  • the regulatory restrictions and requirements in this area;
  • how Capital Gains Tax (CGT) may apply;
  • transfer (stamp) duty implications; and
  • GST implications.

It is also important to understand that the structure of your granny flat arrangement will determine whether there is an impact on your aged pension entitlement.

From an estate planning point of view, there are many factors that need to be considered and dealt with. These can easily turn into complex issues that may have far-reaching implications.

Home Care Arrangements

If you are considering a Home Care Arrangement, then it is important to understand the different kinds of Home Care Services available to you. These include:

  • Commonwealth Home Support Program;
  • Home Care Packages;
  • DVA Home Care and Community Nursing; and
  • Private Care

You will need to understand the different types of services available, the number of hours per week which are available per service, and the cost per hour of these services, to allow you to make an informed decision in relation to your care.

For advice on aged care arrangements, our lawyers specialising in elder law can assist you in this area. Contact us today on (07) 3252 0011 and speak with one of our client engagement team to set up an appointment.

Who We Help

You should consider seeking legal advice if you:

  1. Are considering moving into a granny flat;
  2. Have a parent or relative looking to enter into a granny flat arrangement with you;
  3. Are considering home care options for yourself or a relative;
  4. Are seeking to understand how granny flat or home care options impact on your Estate Planning;

For more information regarding Aged Care, Granny Flats & Home Care:

Please contact our team on (07) 32520011 to book an appointment with one of our specialist Elder Law Lawyers today. Additionally, please review the Australian Government website here.

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