There are lots of good reasons to build an ADU on your property if you are a homeowner.
Ground-Up ADU or New Construction ADU
Both terms are often referred to when an ADU arises from a new construction detached or attached to the primary residence.
This type of ADU is exciting for those properties with free space since the government allows to build up to 1200 square feet and, in some cases, up to 2000. It is an excellent way to raise the property’s price considering a possible future sale. The buyer has the attractiveness that can obtain an income through the ADU rental that, in most cases, can cover the mortgage price.
It is not possible to sell this new construction separately from the house except in some particular cases. It is known that the government is working on reviewing the laws to evaluate whether allowing it would be convenient to face the problem of the housing crisis.
County Standard ADU Building Plans
There are currently available pre-approved 1200, 1000, 800, and 600 Sqft ADU building plans by North San Diego County, which facilitates and speeds up the times for obtaining construction permits and reduces individual costs associated with the presentation of all the necessary papers before starting construction.
The advantage of the County Standard ADU Building Plans
The County reviews plans to the most recently adopted California Building Code, County of San Diego Amended Building Code, the San Diego Zoning Ordinance, and General Plan. Staying current with all of these requirements can be challenging. There are portions of each referenced code that can be left to interpretation.