Frequently Asked Questions

An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is an independent home designed or configured to be used as a separate dwelling unit that shares the building lot of a larger primary house.

Our ADU price includes the entire building process, from our initial site evaluation, to permitting, to delivery a move-in ready ADU with a certificate of occupancy.

We use high-end materials often only found in luxury homes and ensure the highest quality in our process. Veev delivers a modern and exception living experience in half the time of traditional construction.

Yes. The unit comes beautifully furnished – including a sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs and bed (mattress is excluded). Appliances provided, ready to use, including a refrigerator, convection oven/microwave, induction range, full-size, dishwasher, full-size washer & dryer and garbage disposal.

We currently do not offer customization, but are always forward-thinking for future versions. We welcome your feedback. Contact us at adu@veev.com

Several things! Our integrated, panelized system includes built-in enterprise-grade wifi access points. Lighting and door locks are all easily managed through the in-home touch control panels or via the Veev, Digital home iOS app.

Yes. Our materials are sourced as locally as possible and we enable the use of alternative energy sources.
Our framing is steel made in California. Our foundations use helical pile technology, requiring significantly less concrete (a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions). Unit components are made in a zero waste facility in Northern California. The Veev ADU also comes equipped with 12 solar panels installed.

No. The ADU is fully built and integrated on your property. It is not delivered as a completed product and Veev manages all aspects of the build, therefore it is not subject to sales tax.

Your Property

Generally, the answer is yes! In January, the State of California issued new legislation allowing ADU development on most properties. The details can be found here: New legislation memo. The process is easier In some cities than others.

Certainly! Putting an ADU in your backyard will positively impact your property value by increasing the living space. The extra bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are viewed as additions to the primary home.

Your primary residence is not reassessed when you add an ADU. The ADU is treated as a home addition. The property tax is assessed on the marginal value of the ADU.

Yes. An address is assigned during the permitting process.

Renting Your ADU

Yes. New legislation from January 2020 allows building an ADU on most residential properties, regardless of whether the property owner lives on site.

No. Owner occupancy requirements have been put on a 5 year moratorium as outlined in SB-13. You can lease out both the home and the ADU.

THE PROCESS

Veev’s unique technology will allow us to halve the timeline, based on your backyard we guarantee to shorten the full process from Permits to key delivery.

Cities must provide ADU approval (or denial) within 60 days of receiving the application. This has been halved as a result of new legislation. It was previously 120 days.
In some cases we may be able to expedite this timing.

Yes, contact us for more information or visit our financing page.

Your Property

01.

What is an ADU?

An Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, is an independent home designed or configured to be used as a separate dwelling unit that shares the building lot of a larger primary house.

02.

Why should I build with Veev?

Everything is included in the final price from site evaluation to move-in ready. Veev ADU’s come fully furnished with appliances and utility hookups. We offer a truly hassle-free experience!
We use high-end materials often only found in luxury homes and ensure the highest quality in our process. Veev delivers a modern and exceptional living experience in half the time of traditional construction.

03.

Is the Veev ADU furnished? What appliances are included?

Yes. The unit comes beautifully furnished – including a sofa, coffee table, dining table and chairs and bed (mattress is excluded). Appliances provided, ready to use, including a refrigerator, convection oven/microwave, induction range, full-size, dishwasher, full-size washer & dryer and garbage disposal.

04.

Can I make changes to the design of the ADU?

We currently do not offer customization, but are always forward-thinking for future versions. We welcome your feedback. Contact us at adu@veev.com

05.

What makes Veev ADU a smart home?

Several things! Our integrated, panelized system includes built-in enterprise-grade wifi. Lighting, window coverings, climate control and door locks are all easily managed through the in-home touch control panels or via the Veev, Digital home iOS app. The Veev ADU is also Amazon Echo compatible.

06.

Is Veev ADU environmentally friendly or sustainable?

Yes. Our materials are sourced as locally as possible and we enable the use of alternative energy sources.
Our framing is steel made in California. Our foundations use helical pile technology, requiring significantly less concrete (a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions). Unit components are made in a zero waste facility in Northern California. The Veev ADU also comes equipped with 12 solar panels installed.

07.

Do I pay sales tax on the Veev ADU?

No. The ADU is fully built and integrated on your property. It is not delivered as a completed product and Veev manages all aspects of the build, therefore it is not subject to sales tax.

Your Property

01.

As a California resident, can I build an ADU in my backyard?

Generally, the answer is yes! In January, the State of California issued new legislation allowing ADU development on most properties. The details can be found here: New legislation memo. The process is easier In some cities than others.

02.

Do ADUs affect my property value?

Certainly! Putting an ADU in your backyard will positively impact your property value by increasing the living space. The extra bedroom, bathroom and kitchen are viewed as additions to the primary home.

03.

What happens to my property taxes when I add an ADU?

Your primary residence is not reassessed when you add an ADU. The ADU is treated as a home addition. The property tax is assessed on the marginal value of the ADU.

04.

Does an ADU have a separate address?

Yes. An address is assigned during the permitting process.

05.

Can I build a new house and an ADU at the same time?

Yes, you can!

Renting Your ADU

01.

Can I build an ADU on a property where the single-family house is a rental property?

Yes. New legislation from January 2020 allows building an ADU on most residential properties, regardless of whether the property owner lives on site.

02.

Can I rent the house and ADU to different parties?

Yes, you can.

03.

Do I have to live on the property to build and rent the ADU?

No. Owner occupancy requirements have been put on a 5 year moratorium as outlined in SB-13. You can lease out both the home and the ADU.

The Process

01.

What is the process of building an ADU?

02.

How much time does it take to build and deliver an ADU?

Veev’s unique technology will allow us to halve the timeline, based on your backyard we guarantee to shorten the full process from Permits to key delivery.

03.

How long is the permitting process?

Cities must provide ADU approval (or denial) within 60 days of receiving the application. This has been halved as a result of new legislation. It was previously 120 days.
In some cases we may be able to expedite this timing.

04.

Can Veev assist me with financing my ADU ?

Yes, contact us for more information or visit our financing page.

Learn More!

Our team will walk you through the process.