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FAQs

Q: What is an ADU?

A: An ADU, or Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a secondary residential unit located on the same property as a primary single-family home. It is a self-contained living space with its own entrance, kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping facilities.

Q: What is a JADU?

A: A JADU, or Junior Accessory Dwelling Unit, is a smaller type of ADU that is created within the existing space of a primary single-family home. It typically includes a bedroom, bathroom, and limited kitchen facilities.

Q: What are the benefits of building an ADU or JADU?

A: ADUs and JADUs offer numerous benefits, including additional living space for family members, rental income opportunities, increased property value, and the flexibility to accommodate changing needs or lifestyles. They also contribute to addressing housing shortages and provide more affordable housing options.

Q: Are ADUs and JADUs permitted in my area?

A: ADU and JADU regulations vary depending on local zoning codes and ordinances. It's best to check with your local planning or building department to understand the specific requirements, restrictions, and permitting processes for your area.

Q: How big can an ADU or JADU be?

A: The size of an ADU or JADU is typically determined by local regulations, which may specify maximum square footage or other criteria. It's important to consult with your local building department or a professional contractor to understand the size limitations specific to your property.

Q: Can I rent out my ADU or JADU?

A: Yes, in many areas, ADUs and JADUs can be rented out for additional income. However, local regulations may have restrictions on the duration and terms of rentals. It's important to familiarize yourself with local rental laws and any homeowner association (HOA) rules that may apply.

Q: Do I need separate utility connections for an ADU or JADU?

A: Depending on local requirements, ADUs and JADUs may share utility connections with the primary dwelling or require separate connections. It's advisable to consult with utility companies and local authorities to understand the specific regulations and requirements for utility connections.

Q: How long does it take to build an ADU or JADU?

A: The construction timeline for an ADU or JADU can vary based on factors such as the complexity of the project, permit processing times, and the availability of materials and labor. It's recommended to consult with a professional contractor who can provide a more accurate timeline based on your specific project details.

Accessory Dwelling Units 

Welcome to our ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) services! We take immense pride in serving a wide array of locations, making homeowners' dreams come true across Southern California. Whether you reside in the enchanting city of Santa Monica, the luxurious neighborhood of Beverly Hills, the vibrant streets of Culver City, the eclectic vibes of West Hollywood, or the thriving communities of Burbank, Glendale, and Pasadena, we've got you covered. Our services extend even further, reaching out to the coastal gems of Long Beach, Marina Del Rey, and Venice, as well as the culturally rich areas of Westwood, Hollywood, Silver Lake, and Echo Park. We cater to the needs of homeowners in the serene ambiance of Sherman Oaks, the entertainment hub of Studio City, and the artistic charm of North Hollywood. No matter where you are in this diverse and dynamic region, our expert team is committed to providing you with top-notch ADU solutions to enhance your living space and maximize your property's potential.

In California, ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) and JADUs (Junior Accessory Dwelling Units) are regulated by state laws, particularly the California Government Code and the California Residential Code. These laws are designed to promote the development of additional housing units on residential properties, increasing housing supply and providing more affordable housing options.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) are small, self-contained residential units that can be developed on the same lot as an existing single-family home. ADUs can take different forms, such as a converted garage, a detached unit, or an addition to the main house. These units typically have their own kitchen, bathroom, and separate entrance. The regulations surrounding ADUs address aspects like unit size, setbacks, parking requirements, and utility connections.

Junior Accessory Dwelling Units (JADUs) are a specific type of ADU that are created within an existing single-family home. JADUs are typically smaller and have more restrictions than traditional ADUs. They must be contained entirely within an existing single-family structure and are required to have an exterior entrance separate from the main entrance of the primary dwelling.

The state of California has taken steps to streamline the development process for ADUs and JADUs, aiming to make it easier for homeowners to construct these units. Some of the changes include reducing parking requirements, waiving utility connection fees, and limiting the review and approval process by local jurisdictions.

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