Accessory Dwelling Units: Changes in 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
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Starting on January 1, 2017, Rhode Island law will make it easier for senior citizens to live with their families while preserving their independence. Owners of owner-occupied single family homes will have the right to build an accessory dwelling unit, also called an "in law apartment", for a family member who is 62 years or older without having to obtain a special use permit from the town or city in which the property is located. Since 2008, home owners have been able to build an accessory dwelling unit to accommodate a family member of any age who has a disability. The law will expand this law to include family members who are 62 or older. Learn everything you need to know about this new law!
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