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.
Recently, Broward County also passed a similar ordinance that went into effect on May 1, 2022. It also requires at least 60 days’ prior written notice for rent increases of 5 percent or greater and for termination of both quarterly and month-to-month tenancies. This ordinance applies to both the landlord and the tenant.
For the Miami-Dade County ordinance click here: MEMORANDUM (miamidade.gov)
For the Broward County ordinance click here: Ordinance No. 2022-21 | Code of Ordinances | Broward County, FL | Municode Library
Elana Friedman Polashuk is a real estate attorney at Becker & Poliakoff and the director of operations at Becker Title. She is well-versed on all legal and practical aspects of commercial and residential transactions.