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Planning permission is not usually required to convert your garage into additional living space for your home, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building. … A condition attached to a planning permission may also require that the garage remain as a parking space.
When homeowners contemplate building an ADU, often to realize a second income, they want to know will my property taxes go up? The short answer is yes, but only on the marginal value of the ADU. Assessors throughout California treat ADU’s like a home addition.
According to the estate agents we spoke to when we were looking into this – as long as you have enough off road parking space for two cars, you will not devalue your house. If it’s done well it will add value.
There are many reasons why people build accessory dwelling units (ADU). Some build them to house members of the family while others build them to earn additional income through rent. Regardless of the reason, the fact remains that an ADU is an excellent investment.
Construction usually takes 5-6 months for garage conversions, 7 months for smaller stand alone ADU’s, and up to 1 year for large ADU’s. It may take more or less time depending on the complexity of the project and the time of year the process is started(i.e rainy weather slows us down).
No, state and local laws prohibit ADUs on a duplex lot (R2 in LA and LA County). You can build an ADU and SFR on an R2 lot but you can‘t exceed two units. In SF you can build ADUs in the nonresidential space of a 5+ unit building, but that is a different deal and I know very little about it.
A – No. The City can impose limits on how many ADUs or JADUs are allowed on a lot. The proposed ordinance limits a lot to only have one ADU or JADU. … A – If the ADU is detached from the existing single family residence, the proposed ordinance requires the ADU to be one story in height and no more than 14 ft.
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