Miami-Dade Mayor Holding Ceremony to Sign ‘Tenant’s Bill of Rights’ – NBC 6 South Florida
Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is holding a ceremonial invoice signing Wednesday for the “Tenant’s Bill of Rights,” which is able to add extra authorized protections for renters within the county.
The ordinance, which was accepted unanimously by county commissioners final week, formalizes the creation of a brand new Office of Housing Advocacy.
Tenants will now be capable to keep away from eviction in the event that they use lease cash to pay for repairs landlords have been neglecting. Landlords should additionally present the brand new invoice of rights to tenants and particulars on Florida regulation banning landlords from shutting off utilities for non-payment of lease. Landlords may also have to notify their tenants if the constructing modifications homeowners and warn them if the constructing is unsafe.
Real property teams opposed the measure, believing it might be utilized by tenants to cheat out on paying lease. They additionally opposed an merchandise within the regulation banning landlords from asking a couple of tenant’s prior evictions. Landlord teams fear that would jeopardize the security of different residents.
The strikes comes amid rising rents in South Florida coupled with inflation and elevated prices for fuel, groceries and different objects.