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ADU Laws and Regulations

ADU’s benefit communities by adding more housing units while maintaining the character of a neighborhood. ADU’s are more affordable to build than other types of housing, such as single-family homes, because they do not require buying new land. The Ultimate Guide to ADUs in California.

At TheAduGuys we’ve compiled our years of experience building prefab structures into The Ultimate Guide to ADU’s in California. Accessory Dwelling Units are self-contained, smaller living units that are located on the lot of an existing single-family home. Specific laws and guidelines govern ADU’s, and the laws can vary based on municipality.

California Law and Regulations

New California state laws make it easier than ever to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or backyard home. At TheAduGuys, we take care of everything from permits to site prep, construction and installations.

Design. Permits. Build. Install. We handle it all. We want to provide the best solution for you and your home. Not only that, but we are committed that your new project will last for many years to come, rest assured that we will take care of it. Below you will find our varied services.

Grow your space with affordable home additions through ADU’s. We have huge experience in the ADU space and have helped many of our clients by transforming their current house into their dream space with ADU additions. Each ADU we create is custom-built and tailored to your specific needs by our trusted team of engineers.

Don’t worry, we will guide you from the moment you decide to contact us through our direct means of communication. We provide consultancy services, give us a call. Tel. (310)-984-9398 or Contact Us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process – from planning and permitting to design and construction.

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Project Management

Our experts handle every part of the process, including acting as project manager. We do all the work to save you all the hassle. As your project manager, we’ll help you understand the detailed costs of your project from start to finish.

A dedicated project manager means you only have to interact and communicate your ideas with one person. Allow us to seamlessly manage the project; our experienced team is equipped to handle every aspect with precision and expertise. We are committed to assisting you in transforming your envisioned renovation into tangible reality—an investment that will yield returns in the future.

From architectural designs and layouts to obtaining permits and navigating legal requirements, all the way through actual building and renovation work, we handle every step of the process!

Over the years, our reputation has grown thanks to our extensive experience. We are committed professionals dedicated to delivering the best possible results for you. We take our work seriously. Furthermore, we offer consultancy services, please call us at Tel. (310)-984-9398 and make your appointment. Alternatively, you can contact us via email at TheAduGuys@gmail.com, where you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process—from planning and permitting to design and construction.

Whether you’re looking to generate rental income, enhance the resale value of your property, or create new private spaces for your family, reach out to us, and we’ll expertly guide you through the process.

These property modifications are designed to make it easier for families to find a housing solution that works for them. So, if you’re considering this option, contact us at 310-984-9398. We specialize in legally converting your garage into livable space or a second housing unit to your property.

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Design

Are you seeking for high-quality Design, remodeling or building work? TheAduGuys is the greatest option for you. We are a full-service professional firm with a focus on design, building, and remodeling projects for both domestic and business customers. Our main objective is to prolong the useful life of your assets while providing top-notch services tailored to your specific requirements.

We are excited about helping our customers upgrade their homes, building ADUS or JADUS & remodel their homes. We being focused on quality work, good service & customer satisfaction.

Not only that, but we provide support to property owners in the design, planning, and obtaining of construction permits. We are committed to being highly accessible to provide support, and ensure that your renovation progresses smoothly

We know that starting a restoration or construction project for your home may be a difficult and intimidating process. We know that more than half of homeowners had negative encounters with their remodelers or contractors. Potential clients may get nervous and unsure about continuing as a result.

With our specialized approach and committed help, we work to make sure our clients’ remodeling experiences are seamless and trouble-free. We provide consultancy services, give us a call. Tel. (310)-984-9398 or contact us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com, and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process.

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What is difference between Adu and Jadu?

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been known by many names: granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative, affordable, effective option for adding much needed housing in California. HCD is the state’s leader on local ADU ordinances, which while optional have grown exponentially in number as more cities, counties, and homeowners become interested in ADUs as one solution to increasing the supply of affordable housing.

According to California’s legislation, a JADU is officially designated as a separate dwelling unit of up to 500 square feet. It must have a separate entrance, distinct from the main home. An ADU, in comparison, can be up to 1500 square feet in some locales.

JADU vs ADU:

ADUs, or accessory dwelling units, have been an ad-hoc housing option forever. They are also known as granny flats, laneway homes, and carriage houses. Accessory dwelling units typically solve one or two challenges for homeowners: money and family.

An ADU can help a family member, such as a senior parent or a young adult, with a decent place to live. The structure is not subject to the normal rental market of a senior-care facility or living with multiple roommates.

Additionally, the budgetary bump from rental income could make living in certain properties affordable. An ADU can also be an asset at the time of resale if the unit is code-approved and permitted. Now, the JADU, or junior accessory dwelling unit, can be a consideration.

Junior accessory dwelling units as affordable housing

In recent years, they’ve become more recognized and acknowledged as a benefit in places with expensive housing. They’re now built using formalized processes for their construction. In the past, it would have been a garage makeover, for example. In another trend toward affordable housing options, California has recognized the JADU.

A JADU must be located within the walls of a proposed or existing space.

You cannot put up a small shed and call it a JADU. In fact, you cannot build any new space for the JADU. The JADU can be located within a converted garage, but that will trigger a parking requirement, meaning you will have to replace any converted parking spaces on a 1:1 basis. Just adding a JADU to your existing home, however, does not trigger a parking requirement, so that’s good news.

Beyond that, the details can change in each municipality. If you’re interested in a JADU project, you’ll need to think hyper-local to ensure that you meet the requirements for permitting. Yes, that means you’ll need to meet the state code at a minimum, and then comply with the local ordinances that apply. You’ll go through a specific permitting process for this project, so an experienced professional would be an invaluable resource.

For more information, we provide consultancy services, give us a call. Tel. (310)-984-9398  or Contact us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process – from planning & permitting to designing & construction.

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Benefits of having an ADU or JADU

We are dedicated to designing and building high-quality accessory dwelling units (ADU) in Los Angeles California. Constructing an ADU will enable you to get more out of your property, increase the value of your property, and provide a steady stream of extra income for you.

Five reasons you should build an ADU or JADU on your property

  1. Increase Property Value
  2. Private Guest Accommodations
  3. Rental Income – Short Term & Long Term
  4. Low-Cost Housing for Adult Children
  5. Separate Space to Work From Home

ADUs or Accessory Dwelling Units are the most in-demand construction projects in California. As a leading ADU construction company, we offer end-to-end services. This includes the design, plans, permits, build, and lastly the final sign-off by the city.

The single largest issue for the majority of employed or retired Californians is finding affordable housing. ADUs and JADUs are more reasonably priced housing options because they are smaller and are located on the same property as another home.

At TheAduGuys We Can Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

Without the need for additional land, adding an ADU and JADUs to your current property adds another housing unit to the market. Additionally, for some people, smaller single-family homes rather than bigger ones are a more sustainable housing alternative due to their ADU or JADU sizes.

Compared to attached ADUs, detached ADUs give occupants more freedom. Renters or service providers may experience a sense of independence and seclusion from neighboring homes. An ADU enables you to provide senior family members more independence than they would have in a retirement community, assisted living facility, or nursing home.

We provide consultancy services, give us a call. Tel. (310)-984-9398 or Contact us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process – from planning & permitting to designing & construction.

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ADUs in California

  • A statewide exemption ADU is an ADU of up to 800 square feet, 16 feet in height, as potentially limited by a local agency, and with 4 feet side and rear yard setbacks. ADU law requires that no lot coverage, floor area ratio, open space, or minimum lot size will preclude the construction of a statewide exemption ADU.
  • Over the past few years it’s become much easier for single-family property owners in California to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs, also known as in-law apartments, granny flats or backyard cottages) and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs). JADUs are essentially units built within existing structures, e.g., bedrooms with attached bathrooms converted into separate rental units. Prior to 2017, local jurisdictions often used confusing and burdensome permitting requirements to impede ADU/JADU construction. Many towns banned garage conversions, or forced owners to continue residing on converted properties. But statewide ADU/JADU standards enacted over the last five years, coupled with restraints on local control, have fostered a backyard building boom.

Size Requirements

Is there a minimum lot size requirement?

  • No, while local governments may impose standards on ADUs, these standards shall not include minimum lot size requirements. Further, lot coverage requirements cannot preclude the creation of a statewide exemption ADU (800 square feet ADU with a height limitation of 16 feet and 4 feet side and rear yard setbacks). If lot coverage requirements do not allow such an ADU, an automatic exception or waiver should be given to appropriate development standards such as lot coverage, floor area or open space requirements. Local governments may continue to enforce building and health and safety standards and may consider design, landscape, and other standards to facilitate compatibility.

Call us today for a free estimate to learn more about this. Tel. (310)-984-9398 or Contact us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process – from planning & permitting to designing & construction.

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Services

New California state laws make it easier than ever to build an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or backyard home. At TheAduGuys, we take care of everything from permits to site prep, construction and installations.

Design. Permits. Build. Install. We handle it all. We want to provide the best solution for you and your home. Not only that, but we are committed that your new project will last for many years to come, rest assured that we will take care of it. Below you will find our varied services.

Our Services:

  • Design
  • Unique Interior Designs
  • Construction
  • Planning
  • Project Management
  • Solar Panels
  • Demolition
  • PL Surveying
  • Structural Calculation
  • And more contact us!

At TheAduGuys, we believe that building an ADU should be fun and exciting. You shouldn’t have to be the one to deal with confusing obstacles like permitting snafus or ever-changing regulations. We’ll be by your side every step of the way and connect you to experienced designers and experts to make sure your project goes as smoothly as possible.

Our top priority is to offer the people of California solutions to the main issue that has recently been plaguing them, which is the issue of housing or lack of space in the home. Anything you might imagine, including a guest house, rental property, retirement home, etc., is possible with TheAduGuys.

Tell us what kind of project you are looking for we are ready to assist you immediately contact us.  Tel. (310)-984-9398 and email us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process – from planning & permitting to designing & construction.

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Qualified Team

We assure you that we have a completely qualified professional staff to complete the work since we have a wide range of services that we have built professionally over many years. We will provide you with adequate information about what we do, what we are doing, how much we have spent, and the completion of the complete work from design and planning to the end of the construction.

We have a staff that professionally handles the structure’s planning and computation as well as the implementation of California law. According to California building rules, our team is in responsible of the electrical wiring and water pipes. In order to give your home better energy, we also install solar panels.

At TheAduGuys, we believe that building an ADU should be fun and exciting. You shouldn’t have to be the one to deal with confusing obstacles like permitting snafus or ever-changing regulations. We’ll be by your side every step of the way and connect you to experienced designers and experts to make sure your project goes as smoothly as possible.

Our top priority is to offer the people of California solutions to the main issue that has recently been plaguing them, which is the issue of housing or lack of space in the home. Anything you might imagine, including a guest house, rental property, retirement home, etc., is possible with TheAduGuys.

Leave the headaches to us! We provide consultancy services, give us a call. Tel. (310)-984-9398 or Contact us: TheAduGuys@gmail.com and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the ADU process – from planning & permitting to designing & construction.

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