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SOCIAL SECURITY ACT 1991 - SECT 12A

Granny flat definitions

             (1)  In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"granny flat interest" has the meaning given by subsection (2).

"granny flat resident" has the meaning given by subsection (3).

             (2)  A person has a granny flat interest in the person's principal home if:

                     (a)  the residence that is the person's principal home is a private residence; and

                     (b)  the person has acquired for valuable consideration or has retained:

                              (i)  a right to accommodation for life in the residence; or

                             (ii)  a life interest in the residence.

             (3)  A person is a granny flat resident if the person has a granny flat interest in the person's principal home.



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