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What is an Accessory Home Unit?

An accessory dwelling unit is a small living space or apartment that is accessory to a primary residential building. These smaller apartment-like units can be attached to the main residential building or completely detached. They typically come equipped with at least 1 bedroom, a bathroom, living area, and a full kitchen. Accessory units go by several other names, including “granny suite”, “in-law suite”, “accessory apartment”, “mother-in-law apartment”, or “granny flat”.

What are the Hawthorne laws around “Granny Flat’ buildings?

In 1986, the state of California put a “granny flat’ law in place. A granny flat refers to a second accessory unit to a residential building. Under Government Code Section 65852. 2 Second Unit Law, the granny flat statute is in place to provide affordable housing in population-dense areas such as Hawthorne, ease rental housing deficits, increase the property tax base, and be supplemental income to homeowners. A Hawthorne homeowner may obtain an ordinance to build second-unit housing in a single-family house. They may set certain specifications around structural preferences, restricted parking, and unit size.

Localities have the discretion to consider such things as traffic flow and water and sewer services, however, localities must maintain the intent of second-unit state law, without undue provisions and requirements.

For more information on the cost of living in Hawthorne, visit http://www. areavibes. com/Hawthorne-ca/cost-of-living/.

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