If you meet certain criteria, you may be eligible to add an in-law unit to your San Francisco home or apartment building.


Do you have a large, uninhabited space in your existing residential building, such as a garage or storage room?

If the answer is YES, you can explore adding an in-law unit with the guidance of Bornstein Law. Additional requirements apply.
The space for the unit needs to have a floor-to-ceiling hight of at least 7'6. You also need to be able to place a window in a living room or bedroom that faces an open area at least 15x15, and that is open to the sky above (such as a rear yard).
There are also restrictions as to the number of units you can add. Your in-law unit may also be subject to rent control.
Make no mistake, building or legalizing an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is a major undertaking and it's strongly recommended you consult with a real estate attorney first.
Bornstein Law will help you evaluate the opportunities and risks for your conversion and if it makes sense to proceed, we will make sure that all of the i's are dotted and the t's are crossed.