Guest House Building And Planning Ideas
If you're planning on building a guesthouse, I would
suggest that you check with your local planning and building departments
first. One of the last things that most city planning departments want
to have, is to families living on a property that isn't zoned for it.
Another word for guest house will be a granny flat. These houses aren't for him permanent occupation and should only be used for people who are only going to be living there temporarily. They're not suggesting that someone moves in to these homes permanently. This is one of the biggest problems when it comes to building a guesthouse on your property.
The first thing that that you should do is contact your local planning department for the area that you live in. You can usually find the local planning departments phone number or address in the yellow pages or online. If your city doesn't have a planning department, you might be part of an unincorporated area and you should find out who's in charge of planning, building and safety, for the area that you live in.
You should also have your lot and parcel numbers and these numbers are usually located on your grant deed. The planning department will ask you for these numbers and then they will give you further instructions or give you the bad news, that you can't build a guesthouse on your property, because it wasn't zoned for one.
If you can and they give me the okay to build a guest home, now it's time to contact your local building department. They will give you further instructions on what you need to do. I get questions like this, e-mailed to me often. If you're planning on building a guest home, I hope this information is helpful.