Caravan renting

Roger asks:
(updated on Tuesday, September 08th 2020)

I own and live in a three bedroom home on the North Shore of Auckland. There's a large lawn with turf blocks for parking on. I am considering parking a caravan on site to rent out. I am considering giving the tenant access to the toilet and laundry in my house behind an internal security door within my house. I believe some councils have a duration limit on living in a caravan. Can you refer me to any rules and regulations regarding this.

Our Experts Answer:

I suggest you contact your local authority for information about the consents and by-laws relating to temporary accommodation on your lawn.  Even if you are allowed to use the caravan for family, it is unlikely that it would be able to be let as a separate residence.

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