Law protecting tenants from eviction over sudden rent increases approved by Broward commissioners

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BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – To protect renters against abrupt evictions, members of the Broward County Commissioners are taking steps to help.At Tuesday’s commission meeting, a law that requires landlords give at least 60 days’ notice before terminating a lease when the rent has increased by more than five percent was approved by the commissioners.According to a release, the commission heard from “many people” who had been forced to leave their rental homes due to sudden and steep rent increases.All renters whose rent went up by more than five percent, no matter what if they are month-to-month or have an annual lease agreement the new law applies to them all.Per the release, which referenced research done by Realtor.com, the average rent in the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties increased by a whopping 57 percent from March 2021 to March 2022.The post Law protecting tenants from eviction over sudden rent increases approved by Broward commissioners appeared first on The Westside Gazette.

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