Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava holds ceremonial signing for Commissioner Higgins' housing notice bill
The bill will require landlords to provide tenants with at least 60-days' notice for rental increases over 5% and extends the notice period for evictions from 30 to 60 days.
Today, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava held a ceremonial signing for Commissioner Eileen Higgins’ bill requiring landlords to provide their tenants with at least 60-days' notice before imposing a rent increase of more than 5%, as well as extending the required notice period for eviction from 30 to 60 days.
“Housing in Miami-Dade County is reaching a crisis level,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “We must act now to alleviate the financial burdens that they are facing. My administration remains committed to finding solutions for our county’s housing crisis and we are confident this legislation brought by Commissioner Higgins will go a long way in protecting our community from rising housing costs and evictions.”
Several states around the U.S., such as Arizona, New Jersey, and Texas have laws that require landlords to provide notice to their tenants prior to increasing their rents. The Miami-Dade Board of Commissioners passed the legislation unanimously on March 15. Similar measures are already in effect in Hialeah and Miami Beach.
“We’ve heard our residents and we’ve seen it in our community – rents are going up too high too fast. Countless households live in fear of receiving a scandalously high rent increase with little to no notice” said Commissioner Higgins. “Fair notice gives families more time to prepare."
The mayor was flanked by Miami-Dade residents who stand to benefit from the ordinance once enacted.