What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (Granny Flat)?
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An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), also known as a “granny flat” or “in-law unit,” is a detached or attached secondary dwelling located on the same lot as a single family home. ADUs have their own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom(s) and separate entrance. Three new California state laws went into effect in 2017 that streamline the permitting process for ADUs and meaningfully reduce the fees cities can charge to obtain a building permit. ADUs are often used to meet families’ growing and changing needs for housing; create an additional source of income for homeowners while increasing their property value; provide a less expensive and invasive alternative to a remodel; and, add additional office, guest, or living space.
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