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Adding a Room/Studio in a Big Lot for rental purpose

Just wondering, how people add a room/studio in a big lot for rental income? How much it cost? Is it advisable to get a Manufacture Room and install it? Will it be cheaper and then you hire contractor to have it connected? Does it need some kind of permit?
 
  • June 28 - Walnut Creek
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Anything that is structural, electrical and/or plumbing will need permits.  You'll also need to meeting codes for size of structure on size of lot as well as set backs.  

Talk to your city's planning department.
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You'll need to check your city's planning regulations for a variety of issues. Whether or not you can build a second unit or even a secondary dwelling unit at all on your lot will be your first questions. If allowed, contact a professional - architect or designer - to get involved in considering issues related to lot coverage, open space and landscaping, easements and setback requirements, massing and fenestration, roof lines and allowable heights. While you may be sitting there imagining you'll just bootleg it in to avoid all this aggravation - don't try it - the hassles of taking it all down after citations will cost you a small fortune. Contact the American Institute of Architects for a reference for your area.
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