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The answer in many jurisdictions is even if you are allowed to build a guest house (or accessory dwelling unit, or guest casita), you can rent it out. You can let someone live there (like older parents or grown kids) or let visiting friends stay there for free, but you cannot rent it out.

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  • Can I rent out my Guest House?

  • If I Build a Guest House, Can I Rent It Out? The answer in many jurisdictions is no; even if you are allowed to build a guest house (or accessory dwelling unit, or guest casita), you can rent it out. You can let someone live there (like older parents or grown kids) or let visiting friends stay there for free, but you cannot rent it out.

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