Building a "Guest Unit" Just Got Easier

To the delight of builders and homeowners, a new 2017 law removes many restrictions and barriers to building accessory dwelling units in California. CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR BOB WIECKOWSKI, D-Fremont created a bill that drastically reduces the regulations restricting the creation of Accessory Dwelling Units. Many of us know them as Guest Units or Guest Homes. After Governor Jerry Brown signed the Bill into law in 2016, the rules took effect for all Californians as of January 1, 2017. According to an article by Phillip Molnar of The San Diego Union-Tribune, Wieckowski said of his legislation, “SB 1069 returns more power to homeowners and reins in some of the enormous fees and requirements lev

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