A granny flat, also known as a companion unit, in-law unit, backyard unit or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a secondary housing unit on a single-family residential lot that can be rented. They can be:
Detached new construction.
Attached unit to your current house.
Space above your house.
Interior built from existing converted space (attic or basement).
Why it is worth it to build a GRANNY FLAT/ADU in san diego NOW?
Favorable law: In 2017, the California Senate passed a state-wide law that gave California cities more flexibility allowing homeowners to build ADUs. Since 2017 any lot with a single-family home can have a rentable unit, an ADU.
Fee reduction: In 2018, San Diego County voted to waive several vof the fees for building ADUs over the next 5 years. The expected savings ranges from $8,000 to $30,000 depending on several factors.
Record rent: The average rent in San Diego is breaking record at up to $1,887 per month.
It's easier and more profitable than ever to build a ADU in San Diego
WHAT IS THE USE of a GRANNY FLAT/ADU?
For you: Extend your living space or add a studio or office.
For family and friends: Host visitors or have your in-laws or kids move in.
For rent: For extra income with long-term tenants.
OTHERS CONSIDERATIONS IN SAN DIEGO
Size - Maximum is 1,200 sf.
Parking - The new ADU law allows more flexibility with parking location. It’s possible now to have more tandem parking. In some areas, off-street parking was eliminated if the dwelling is within 1/2 mile of public transportation.
Setback - The setback requirements depend on the zone and city of your lot. But there are no setback requirements if your ADU is converted from an existing garage.
Fire Sprinkler - Not required if it doesn’t exist in the main house.
Owner Occupancy - Some cities require the owner to occupy the primary house or the ADU.
Utilities - It is not mandatory to have new connections for utilities (electrical, gas, water & sewer). This is an important savings.
Selling - ADU units can’t be sold separately from the main home.
Rentals - California passed Senate Bill 1069 in an effort to increase the supply of housing to the state. For this reason, any ADU may be used for a long-term rental. ADU cannot be rented out for less than 30 consecutive days.
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