Florida landlords may have to sign the Tenant Bill of Rights

Finding affordable housing to rent in South Florida has not been easy for some people, and dealing with large rent increases with little notice can also be difficult. “I’m just going to increase it by four to five hundred dollars, that’s huge,” said John Waroe, who rents a house in the city.At next week’s city commission meeting, commissioners plan Approve an order requiring landlords to provide a Tenant Bill of Rights at the time they enter into a tenancy agreement Tenants will need to sign it and ensure there is a record that they have received the notice at 50% “#1, this puts in place a notice that landlords must give tenants at least 90 days notice if they’re going to raise rent by 5% or more,” Mayor Ty Penserga said. also a list of resources for tenants who may be having trouble with their landlords. The Tenant Bill of Rights will tell them who to contact if they need help. “Because people report some of the terms of dangerous lives in which s they live, or maybe there’s a fire violation where they live,” Penserga said. “That some of these landlords, not all but some, are threatening retaliation and raising their rent in some way, quickly.” In West Palm Beach: People homeless due to rent come to the neighborhood clinic The mayor said the tenants’ bill of rights will be helpful in protecting residents across the city. “People can’t find money right away,” Penserga said. “They can’t come up with thousands of dollars to find new housing.” The ordinance is expected to be approved, but the mayor said there will be a training period to inform homeowners of the new policy. Follow us on social networks: Facebook | Twitter | instagram

Finding affordable housing to rent in South Florida hasn’t been easy for some people, and dealing with large rent increases without notice can also be difficult.

“When your lease comes up, when your landlord comes in and says, ‘I’m just going to raise it by four to five hundred dollars,’ that’s huge,” said John Waroe, who rents a home in the city.

At next week’s city commission meeting, commissioners plan to approve an order that requires landlords to provide a tenants’ bill of rights when they enter into a tenancy agreement.

Tenants will need to sign it and ensure there is a record that they have received the notice.

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“#1, this puts in place a notice that landlords must let tenants know for at least 90 days if they’re going to raise rent by 5% or more,” Mayor Ty Penserga said.

It will also provide a list of resources for tenants who may be having issues with their landlords. The tenants’ bill of rights will tell them who to contact if they need help.

“Because people are reporting some of the unsafe living conditions where they live, or maybe there’s a fire violation where they live,” Penserga said. “That some of these landlords, not all but some, are threatening retaliation and raising their rent in some way, quickly.”

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The mayor said the tenants’ bill of rights would be helpful in protecting residents across the city.

“People can’t find money right away,” Penserga said. “They can’t come up with thousands of dollars to find a new place.”

The ordinance is expected to be approved, but the mayor said there will be a training period to inform homeowners of the new policy.

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