FAQ

An ADU is an Accessory Dwelling Unit, a secondary living unit on a single-family residential lot or a multi-family residential building, wherever such developments are permitted. The unit can be either attached or detached from the main house. It has complete living facilities, and can cater to one or more members of the family, renters, etc. By investing in ADUs, you can expand your living space up to 1200 sq.ft. ADUs are sometimes referred to as granny flats, in-law units, backyard homes, laneway homes or secondary dwelling units.

360Builders is a one-stop shop that can work with you to review practicability, choose your optimal unit, plan and design it, and obtain the necessary permits – all the way through to complete construction of your new ADU home.

Recent California legislation provides for ADUs throughout the state.  However, zoning and requirements vary significantly by municipality, regarding minimum lot size, minimum and maximum unit square footage, among other specifications vary between cities.

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Garages can often be converted into ADUs, depending on the location of your lot relative to public transportation, and on your municipality’s regulations.

Many types of lots can accommodate an ADU. The lot must have an open area, or an existing structure that can be converted to an ADU.

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Garages can often be converted into ADUs, depending on the location of your lot relative to public transportation, and on your municipality’s regulations.

No. An ADU is part of the same property, and cannot be sold separately from the main home. The primary home and the ADU share the same owner.

Yes; there are some criteria that need to be met for your property to be eligible.

ADUs can be utilized in numerous ways, provide a separate living space for a wide range of people, such as parents, grown children, caregivers and friends. You can also rent out your ADU to a tenant, providing you with additional income.

Yes, an ADU can provide financial benefits and flexibility. You can continue living in the primary home and rent out the ADU for additional income, or move into the new ADU and rent out your primary home

The time varies depending on the type and size of the ADU you wish to build.  A garage conversion will typically take about 2–3 months, while new construction will take about 6–8 months, depending on the size and features of the ADU.

All of our homes are built on site. They are not mobile or manufactured homes, though we may utilize some offsite processes to improve quality and accelerate the schedule.

We are currently building in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and will be expanding to other parts of Southern California. This area includes the San Fernando Valley…

A Junior ADU (JADU) is a smaller version of an ADU, limited to 500 sq.ft. It can be built by itself, or in addition to an ADU on most properties that currently have a single-family home.

ADUs are new construction, so they will not be under rent control. You should keep in mind, though, that if you move into the ADU and rent out your home, the home may be subject to rent control.