Recognizing that utilizing empty, unproductive space can help solve the unaffordable housing shortage, lawmakers have made it easier for single-family and multi-family property owners to build ADUs or to bring illegal units up to code.
ADUs have been coined many names like granny flats, in-law units, backyard cottages, secondary units, and more. No matter what you call them, ADUs are an innovative option for property owners to earn additional rental income while increasing the value of their properties. Despite more relaxed regulations, however, there are many potential minefields to navigate.
On October 16th, Daniel Bornstein will join a panel of real estate, architectural, and building inspection experts to discuss the legal repercussions. You will come away with a working knowledge of state law, as well as the nuances of local regulations throughout the Bay Area. The rules have been particularly confusing for single-family homeowners who fear being subject to new rent and eviction controls they were previously exempt from, but Daniel will resolve this quandary.