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Remodel and revive properties, assess all applicable ADU ordinances, oversee all construction, engineering, plumbing, quickly fill units, fetch top rents and manage your property to its best possible ROI.
What if you could increase your rental income without buying a new investment property? What if you could add units to your current property, attract new residents, and manage the project seamlessly and cost-effectively? ADUs are a great way to add rentable units to your existing property quickly and without breaking the bank.
ADU stands for Accessory Dwelling Unit. They’re sometimes called granny or in-law units. They can be up to 1,200 sq. ft. and can be built on single-family or multi-family residential buildings depending on local permits. An ADU is required to provide facilities for living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation.
With some relatively simple changes, you could transform unused spaces around your property into ADUs or split existing units into 2 or more ADUs depending on size.
Step 1: Identify space or location to build or remodel your ADU
Step 2: Check with all local, state, and federal laws governing ADUs to make sure your project is in compliance.
Step 3: Construction. Choose an experienced resource to help bring your project to life.
Step 4: Rent your new ADU building at market value to see the highest ROI
We’ve been industry leaders and innovators in Southern California property management for over 20 years. Not only do we specialize in managing properties efficiently and with an owner’s mindset, we know how to cost-effectively remodel and revive properties to quickly fill units and fetch top rents.
Rules & Regulations: We will assess all applicable ADU ordinances to determine how to maximize income once your new ADUs are complete.
Planning, Design, & Construction: Our team will oversee all construction, engineering, plumbing, etc. plans to ensure your ADUs are built correctly and ready to rent.
Leasing & Management: Once your new ADUs are ready to lease, we will handle all aspects of attracting the right residents and managing your property to its best possible ROI.
While the cost of building new accessory dwelling units in your existing multifamily property may be in-line with a larger-scale renovation or construction, the short and long-term benefits can be substantial.
Short term, as soon as your new units are finished, they can be rented quickly and start adding income.
Long term, if you decide to sell your property, it will fetch a higher price with the additional units and the increased rental income.
Pre-Construction & Construction
(Based on Scope of Two ADUs)
ADU applications must be approved within 60 days, without a hearing or discretionary review
No impact fees are required for ADUs under 750 sq ft; proportional fees apply to larger ADUs
A city/county must delay code enforcement on an unpermitted ADU to allow it to be legalized
Single-family homeowners can also develop JADUs—units under 500 sq ft within a residence
A new detached ADU under 800 sq ft in size, 16 feet in height,
with 4-foot side/rear setbacks
For ADUs permitted by 2025, cities/counties cannot require the owner to live at the property
An ADU can be developed at the same time as a primary dwelling, with no additional hearing
Single-family HOAs must allow the development of ADUs, subject to reasonable standards
An ADU or JADU converted from existing space in the home or another structure (e.g., a garage), so long as the ADU has exterior access and setbacks sufficient for fire safety
Multiple of the above options to create one internal JADU and an internal or detached ADU
Is An ADU A Good Investment?
While the cost of building new accessory dwelling units in your existing multifamily property may be in-line with a larger-scale renovation or construction, the short and long-term benefits can be substantial. As soon as your new units are finished, they can be rented quickly and start adding income. Long term, if you decide to sell your property, it will fetch a higher price with the additional units and the increased rental income.
What Is A Good Size ADU?
An ADU must have at least 150 square feet of living space. The maximum squarefootage for a one-bedroom ADU is 850 or 1,000 for a two+ bedroom unit. Some cities and counties in CA will allow up to 1,200 square feet for a multi-bedroom ADU.
How Many ADUs Can You Have In California?
You can build up to 2 detatched ADUs. Or, you can covert existing, internal space into ADUs up to 1 for every 4 existing units you currently have.
Can You Sell An ADU In California?
You cannot sell an ADU separately from the rest of the property. However, if or when you do sell the whole property, an ADU can add value.
Can An HOA Deny An ADU In California?
California laws supercede HOA rules. So in many cases, HOAs cannot prevent homeowners from building an ADU on their poperty. However, it's important to comply with HOA policies on paint colors, etc. and follow rules about where ADUs can be placed with the property line.