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Preparing Your Tenants for The End of Eviction Bans

While the country was trying to move through a pandemic and support people who experienced job loss and other financial difficulties, legislators passed state and federal moratoriums on evictions. These freezes gave some relief to tenants but still p… Read More
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ZF Law Announces the Election of Two Senior Associates – Emily Lowther Brough and Justin Goodman – to Shareholders of The Firm Effective July 1, 2021.

“These two attorneys are each distinguished in areas that set Zacks & Freedman apart as a premier real estate law firm,” said Shareholder Andrew Zacks. “I appreciate the ways they show their commitment to their work and values in their serv… Read More
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What Are Consequential Damages?

Construction projects are complicated regardless of whether it is a multi-use building or a single-family house. By the time occupants move in, there have been several other parties involved in the building process. It includes the owners, contractor… Read More
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How the Housing Crisis Act Affects Development Impact Fees

Housing shortages are not only a problem in the Bay Area. Large swaths of California are experiencing a lack of housing. Enter the Housing Crisis Act. The California legislature passed the Housing Crisis Act in 2019. A major part of the law limits th… Read More
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Understanding the Housing Accountability Act

The Housing Accountability Act restricts local governments from blocking housing developments. As long as a proposed project meets zoning and permit requirements, the municipality cannot prevent the builder from moving forward. Construction firms sho… Read More
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Can I Ask Potential Tenants if They Have an Emotional Support Animal During the Screening Process?

What is an Emotional Support Animal? Emotional support animals (sometimes called simply “support animals” or “companion animals”) are animals that support disabled people. Unlike service animals, like seeing eye dogs, they do not require spec… Read More
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Less Red Tape Promotes Easier, Faster Building of ADUs

In 2019, five new bills became effective for the building of Accessory Dwelling Units. What are ADUs, and what impact do the newly enacted bills have on the California housing market? About ADUs The term Accessory Dwelling Unit refers to a housing un… Read More
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What Landlords Need to Know About New Rent Control, Eviction Laws

Your life as a landlord in California is not easy, and few people understand how difficult it is to navigate state restrictions. New state laws protect tenants in the areas of rent control and eviction. You need protection, too. It starts with unders… Read More
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