Helping Property Owners With Accessory Dwelling Units

California state law has changed recently to allow property owners to build accessory dwelling units (ADUs). These changes have created an opportunity for property owners to build or convert these ADUs and rent them out to tenants. These changes also present a challenge for property owners who must comply with local and state laws while building and renting these units.

At Zacks Freedman & Patterson, we help property owners in the Bay Area and across California with legal issues related to ADUs and other real estate law matters. The attorneys at our San Francisco office have decades of combined legal experience and a long history of positive results for our clients. You can contact our law firm now by calling us at 415-956-8100.

New Rules Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units

Assembly Bill 68 has eased the rules surrounding what approval is needed to build an ADU or Junior ADU (JADU) as well as who can rent these units. AB 68 prevents local governments from creating additional ADU limitations, such as setting minimum lot sizes, lengthening ministerial approval timelines and requiring replacement parking for demolished or converted ADUs. The bill also removes the requirement that the owner-occupant resides in the ADU and allows for ADUs to be used as rental units for at least 30 days.

It is important to note that these are just a few of the changes that were implemented by Assembly 68 in a far-reaching bill with many changes that could affect who can build ADUs and the limitations surrounding ADUs. You can learn more about how the law will affect your property by contacting our firm and scheduling your consultation.

Talk To A Knowledgeable Attorney Now

Before you begin building or planning your ADU, you should contact our attorneys to discuss your plan. If you are facing a dispute related to your in-progress ADU development, our lawyers will represent your interests and ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

You can schedule your consultation now by calling us at 415-956-8100 or by sending us an email.