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What is an ADU?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (or ADU for short) is a unit that may be added to your single-family or multi-family lot, giving you extra space or allowing tenants to live in a separate dwelling. ADUs can be created by converting existing space (like a basement or garage), building a new attached or detached structure (usually in a backyard), or by converting a portion of your single-family home into a separate living unit (called a Junior ADU).

A completed ADU project in Richmond, CA.
Benefits of ADUs
Earn Rental Income

Renting an ADU can be a great way to earn additional income.

Increase Property Value

The flexibility and income potential offered by ADUs help add to a property’s value.

Move In Family

Whether for aging-in-place or making room for young adults, get the additional space you need.

ADU Feasibility Study

To help streamline the approval and construction of your ADU, we will inspect and research your property to provide you with a customized report analyzing the feasibility of adding one or more ADUs and outlining the requirements and considerations for a successful project.

Our ADU Inspection Report will provide you with:

Viability of adding one or more ADUs to your property
Key considerations regarding building code and utilities
List of upgrades that may be required to bring your new unit up to code
Financial analysis to understand the potential return on investment
A proposal for architectural services from a licensed architect
Pricing

We offer three packages for our ADU Feasibility Study depending on the type of property you have and the type of ADU you are looking for:

PACKAGE 1
$1,995
 

Ideal for:

Single-family home and duplex owners considering a newly constructed ADU (attached or detached)


Includes:

  • Zoning check
  • Site evaluation
  • ADU feasibility report

Report contents:

  • Dimensions and location of potential ADU
  • Utility requirements
  • Fire protection requirements
  • Additional considerations

 

PACKAGE 2
$2,495
 

Ideal for:

Single-family home and duplex owners considering an ADU or Junior ADU* from the conversion or legalization of existing space


Includes:

  • Zoning check
  • Building records check
  • Site evaluation
  • ADU feasibility report

Report contents:


  • Dimensions and location of potential ADU
  • Utility requirements
  • Fire protection requirements
  • Building code issues
  • Additional considerations

 

PACKAGE 3
$2,995
 

Ideal for:

3+ unit property owners considering one or more ADUs from the conversion or legalization of existing space


Includes:

  • Zoning check
  • Building records check
  • Site evaluation
  • ADU feasibility report

Report contents:


  • Dimensions, location, and quantity of potential ADU(s)
  • Utility requirements
  • Fire protection requirements
  • Building code issues
  • ADA requirements
  • Parking requirements
  • Additional considerations

 

Architectural Services

To help our clients move to the next step, we have started a new company under the Edrington umbrella that offers licensed architectural design services.
ADApt Dwellings, Inc. offers complete architectural services so you can seamlessly move from feasibility to design to approved plans.

Get a free consultation!

Schedule a free 15-minute consultation to to discuss your needs and learn more about our capabilities.

Testimonials

Bette E.

“We engaged Edrington & Associates to advise us on the feasibility of converting the lower level of a residence to an ADU in Oakland. They were immediately responsive in doing their research, inspecting the property and providing their report.”

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