Generally, you can have two ADUs – one primary and one junior ADU (JADU) – on a single-family residential lot. The junior ADU must be within the existing home’s footprint. For multifamily lots, you are allowed to have two detached ADUs and one or more JADUs, though it is always best to reach out to your local jurisdiction to be certain.

Typically, your primary ADU can be up to 1200 SF; however, some jurisdictions restrict ADUs to 800 SF. Always check with your local jurisdiction for restrictions, making sure to mention your specific property. Junior ADUs are allowed to be a maximum of 500 SF; however, all JADUs must  be located within the existing footprint of your home. A garage conversion is a perfect example of a Junior ADU or JADU.

The State is allowing a 4-foot setback off the rear and side property lines. However, there can be other restrictions on each individual site. Always check with your local jurisdiction for any restrictions placed on your site.

If the original structure was legally permitted, then you can convert it to a junior ADU. 

Typically, the ADU must be either 5 or 6 feet from the main house, though a city may require 10 feet. Attaching the ADU to the main house is one way to work around this restriction, though attaching an ADU is more costly than building a detached unit.

No, you can personally use your ADU as a guest house, office, gym, pool house, or extended living space as long as you include a bathroom and a small kitchenette.

No, per state law you do not need to replace parking if you’re located within ½ mile of a bus route; however, there are local jurisdictions that interpret state laws differently. Always check with your local agencies to determine the parking regulations in your area.

Superior ADUs’ Models have been predesigned and engineered ahead of time to save clients the time and money that goes into custom planning a structure. Minor changes to the ADU Models can be made for an additional fee. However, if the changes are extensive, we recommend that you select our Custom ADU option.

Yes, Superior ADUs offers custom design solutions for those seeking a one-of-a-kind ADU. The design process takes longer than if you select one of our Models, since we start from scratch with the floor plan and adjust per our client’s feedback.

The amount you can borrow varies based on a number of factors, including the loan amount, credit score, and property type. In most cases, lenders will cap the financing at no more than 80% of the value of your home, including any existing mortgage that you have. It’s possible you might be able to take out additional funds on a home equity line of credit. Please contact us to speak with our preferred lender.

Please contact us if you’d like to inquire about specific loan options available for your transaction. Once you’re ready to proceed, our lending team will email you a link to an online application, as well as a list of documentation they’ll need in order to get the process underway.

*Disclaimer:  There are local jurisdictions that are defining State Laws differently. Always check with your local agencies to determine restrictions in your area.