Homes with Detached ADUs in Los Angeles

Search all homes in Los Angeles with separate accessory dwelling units. For more information about homes with separate ADUs or to schedule a private showing, contact our expert Los Angeles real estate agents today. You can also search more broadly for all Los Angeles homes with ADUs regardless of whether the units are attached or detached.

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Available Homes with Separate ADUs

Stats for Homes with Detached ADUs October 3, 2023
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Detached Accessory Dwelling Unit Info

ADUs have grown in popularity in California in recent years as a way to address affordable housing shortages. State regulations on ADUs have been relaxed and cities like Los Angeles have codified local ADUs rules to increase their availability.

Generally speaking, property owners must run their ADU plans by city regulators and get a certificate of occupancey before the unit can be rented or occupied by non-paying tenants. The rules allow for both attached or detached (separate) ADUs, the latter typically a converted garage or newly-built tiny house on a foundation with its own utility hookups.

One thing is for sure: detached ADUs must be permanent, meaning it cannot be a recreation vehicle or have wheels. Also, detached ADUs cannot be sold separately. When the principal residence and land changes hands, the ADU goes with them.

Because ADU rules have been relaxed with the intent to create more permanent housing units in big cities, property owners are banned from leasing them for less than 30 days, as would be the case with short-term rentals like Airbnbs. Always be sure to check with the latest rules, particularly at the local level where setback requirements and detached ADU size restrictions periodically change. For more information about the types of ADUs available, be sure to check out our ADU Guide for more information.

Always find the latest Los Angeles properties for sale with detached accessory dwelling units on this page, which is updated several times per day (about every 15 minutes) from the most extensive MLS in California. Each real estate listing includes the price, year built, size of the house (square feet), size of the lot, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and other important details. You’ll also be able to check the MLS number, see how many days it has been on the market (DOM), and the current listing status (active, under contract, or pending). Review interior and exterior features of the home. Get neighborhood details, maps, local schools, and similar homes for sale nearby.

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