The California ADU Program is a state-sponsored initiative that encourages property owners to build additional dwelling units. The concept seeks to maximize urban space by promoting these additional residences, which may be inside, connected, or separate.
ADUs are used by people and communities in many different ways. People could save money by cutting their daily travels by renting an ADU space close to their place of employment. A person’s retirement savings may ultimately benefit from these savings! The correct technical abilities can assist you in meeting all regulatory requirements and increasing the value of your home.
Until January 1, 2025, State law (Section 17980.12 of the Health and Safety Code) provides for an owner to request a delay in enforcement, up to 5 years, to address any notices of violations related to building standards if immediate compliance is deemed to be unnecessary to protect health and safety pursuant to Article 1 (commencing with Section 17960) of Chapter 5 of Part 1.5 of Division 13 of the Health and Safety Code.
In Government Code Section 65852.150, the California Legislature found and declared that, among other things, allowing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) in zones that allow single-family and multifamily uses provides additional rental housing, and is an essential component in addressing California’s housing needs. Over the years, ADU law has been revised to improve its effectiveness at creating more housing units. Changes to ADU laws effective January 1, 2021, further reduce barriers, better streamline approval processes, and expand capacity to accommodate the development of ADUs and junior accessory dwelling units (JADUs).