60 Days’ Written Notice for Rent Increases
Palm Beach County landlords are required to serve tenants with 60 days’ written notice before raising rent more than 5%. This law is effective September 13, 2022. During the 60 days the tenant must accept the rent increase, reach an acceptable compromise on the rent, or reject the increase. After the 60 days the landlord may impose the increased rent or require the tenant to vacate.
60 Days’ Notice for Terminating Tenancies
Effective September 13, 2022, Palm Beach County landlords must give 60 days’ written notice to tenants before terminating a month-to-month tenancy. The notice must be delivered at least 60 days before the end of the monthly rental period. This also applies to landlords who intend not to renew annual leases. Landlords must deliver 60 day’s written notice prior to the lease expiring.
This new ordinance applies county wide and the only exceptions are for conflicts where a municipal ordinance might provide for more time or to add additional requirements that would benefit a tenant.
Penalties for Violation
Any landlord who violates the ordinance could face fines of up to $1,000 per day per violation for a first violation, $5,000 per day per violation for a repeat violation, and up to $15,000 per violation if the violation is found to be irreversible in nature.