If you are a residential landlord in Broward County, there are two new laws you need to be aware of.
The first law states that if you are a residential landlord in Broward County, you must now serve 60 days’ written notice if you want to terminate a month to month tenancy. Previously, landlords were only required to serve a 15 day notice. The new law took effect on May 2nd, 2022, so any notice served after May 2nd must comply with the new law.
The second law applies If a residential landlord wants to increase rent by more than 5%. The landlord must provide 60 days’ written notice to the tenant. This law, which took effect on May 2nd, 2022, applies to written leases as well as month to month tenancies. Within the 60 days the tenant must either:
- accept the increased rent
- reach an acceptable compromise on rental amount, OR
- reject the increased rent.
After the 60 days’ notice expires, if the tenant has not complied with one of the 3 options outlined above, the landlord may impose the increased rent or require the tenant to vacate and then proceed with eviction.