ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT
In January of 2017, the California Senate passed a new law, government code 65852.2, that makes building a (ADU) a whole lot easier.
“This state law overrides all local jurisdictions,” said Basler. “The state of California needs more housing and they realize that to do that, they need to relax very restrictive and outdated laws.”
Any single-family residence can now build a granny flat or accessory dwelling unit (ADU) on their property. Any existing structure, like a garage, can be converted into an accessory dwelling unit.