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Attention Landlords and Tenants of Residential Units in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

Attention Landlords and Tenants of Residential Units in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties

It is no secret that with the influx of new residents who moved to South Florida during the pandemic, landlords have drastically increased rents – in some instances close to 50 percent from the prior year. This has created what Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Cava deemed an “Housing Affordability Crisis.” Even before the mayor declared the crisis, one of the steps that Miami-Dade County took was to pass an ordinance that requires landlords to give residential tenants at least 60 days’ prior written notice when increasing the rent on a lease renewal by more than 5 percent from the prior year. The ordinance also requires 60 days’ prior written notice from the landlord and the tenant, respectively, when terminating a month-to-month residential rental agreement. This ordinance went into effect on March 25, 2022.