Accessory dwelling unit
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What does Adu stand for in a house?
BREAKING DOWN Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) The accessory dwelling unit, or ADU, is also known as an in-law or mother-in-law unit, secondary dwelling unit, granny flat or carriage house. An ADU has its own kitchen, living area, and a separate entrance.
What is an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU)?
To be classified as an accessory dwelling unit, the living space must include permanent living, sleeping, eating, cooking, and sanitation. In other words, an ADU is essentially a self-sufficient home that happens to be located on the same plot as a single-family home.
What are the advantages of Adu homes?
An ADU home is perfectly capable of serving as an income-producing real estate asset. It may increase the occupancy rate of a subject plot of land, allowing more residents to enjoy the same area. Higher occupancy rates translate into more affordable living situations for families with multiple incomes.
What’s the appeal of an ADU?
Real estate expert Connie Heintz dives into the appeal of ADUs from a potential renter’s point of view. Because an ADU is an entire dwelling space, you can easily rent it out for additional income as a home, but charge accordingly.