Q&A's About ADU's

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Common Questions about ADU’s

Q: What are the benefits of having an ADU?

A: ADUs can provide additional living space for family members or guests, generate rental income, and increase property value. They can also be a more affordable housing option for renters.

Q: What are some common types of ADUs?

A: Common types of ADUs include converted garages, basement apartments, and standalone backyard cottages.

Q: Are ADUs legal in all cities?

A: ADU regulations vary by city, so it's important to check with your local government to see if they are allowed and what restrictions may apply.

Q: How do I get a permit to build an ADU?

A: Permitting processes for ADUs vary by city, but generally, you will need to submit plans to your local building department for approval. You may also need to get approval from other agencies, such as the fire department or zoning board.

Q: What do the costs of ADU’s depend on?

A: The cost of building an ADU can vary widely depending on factors such as location, size, materials, and labor costs.

Q: Can I build an ADU if I'm renting my property?

A: It depends on your lease agreement and local regulations. You may need permission from your landlord to build an ADU, and you'll need to check local regulations to see if ADUs are allowed in rental properties.

Q: Can ADUs be used as home offices or studios?

A: Not only can ADU's be rented out to increase income, but they can be used for a variety of purposes, including home offices, art studios, or guest rooms.

Q: Can you sell an ADU separately from the main house?

A: No, ADUs are typically considered part of the main property and cannot be sold separately.

Q: Do I need to hire a contractor to build an ADU?

A: It's possible to build an ADU yourself, but many homeowners choose to hire SKS Construction for the project. We can help ensure that the project meets local building codes and safety requirements and can save you time and effort.

SKS Construction can assist in plan check, permitting, and even build of your new ADU, making the process a breeze. As an engineering, and construction firm, SKS Construction was established in Los Angeles, California, in 1987. SKS Construction is recognized as a leader in engineering and construction of New Construction, Seismic Retrofitting and Balcony Repairs. The SKS team is composed of in-house designers, licensed contractors, and experienced engineers around the clock to attend to your every engineering and construction needs.

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