Make room for daddy

Accessory dwelling units, aka granny flats, now legal

Lynnette Shifman

My clients want a property that is large enough to build a granny flat for their parents, who need part-time assistance yet still want their independence.

Ventura County had not permitted accessory dwelling units, also known as granny flats or mother-in-law apartments, in the past, but Senate Bill 1069 has now forced local governments to allow them.

These separate dwelling units can be created by transforming space in an existing residence, converting a garage, construc...

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