Los Angeles’ housing crisis has been in the news a lot lately, and it doesn’t show signs of letting up. All over Los Angeles County, homeowners are looking for ways to secure housing for their loved ones or help provide additional housing while bringing in rental income. They’re finding the answer in accessory dwelling units (ADUs).
Many Los Angeles homeowners want to build an accessory home, backyard cottage, in-law apartment, or granny flat. Whatever you want to call it, it’s a solid investment. But building one is a huge project that can come with a lot of risk if you don’t do it right.
So how do you do it right? You hire the best accessory dwelling company in Los Angeles.
Here’s how to know whether your ADU builder is the right one for you.
The best accessory dwelling companies know local and state law.
The local and state rules governing ADU construction are complicated. Even the city offices aren’t always up to date. That’s why you need a company who has been through the permitting process many times. Designers and contractors who have professional relationships with city officials.
New Avenue’s designers, architects, and project managers know the local and state laws. We even helped write many of them. Our experienced team has saved our clients tons of time and money. (Here’s how we saved one client over $20,000 by knowing who to talk to and what to say.)
The best ADU builders have experience in the area.
Your team should have connections in Los Angeles, experience building in the area, and a real interest in helping make Los Angeles better.
New Avenue’s network of designers, contractors, and project managers have all of that. They know who to talk to with the city, who to hire as subcontractors, and how to approach neighbors. They care about Los Angeles, and they know the city well.
The best accessory dwelling builders believe in absolute transparency.
When you ask, “What will this cost?”, you need more than just an estimate. Estimates usually turn out to be wrong. The best ADU companies will tell you what your project will actually cost.
At New Avenue, projecting your costs comes in two steps:
First, we share actual costs from actual projects like yours. We’ll show you the budgets and plans that will help you understand what kind of costs you’ll face in getting your ADU.
Next, we get into the work of determining the cost of your project. For that, New Avenue has a network of proven professionals and a tried-and-true system.
The best ADU companies have the tech to make your project run smoothly.
In the twenty-first century, nobody has the time or patience to keep track of loads of files, make several phone calls a day, keep to-do lists, check up on budgets, and coordinate meetings. The best ADU builders have technology that makes your project easier.
New Avenue has a one-of-a-kind system that keeps everything organized and helps you through the entire process. You can review proposals, keep in touch with your team, keep track of your budget, manage paperwork, and pay invoices all in one place.
To find the best ADU builder in Los Angeles, you’ll need to ask some questions. Make sure you get an ADU company that knows both state and local regulations, has experience in the area, and has professional connections in LA. Find out about costs and getting an accurate estimate. And above all, make sure you get a company that will make things easier for you.