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Miami-Dade County requires landlords to provide a minimum two-month notice of rent hikes

Picture of the Miami skyline, including Bayfront Park and Bayside Market place.
Matias J. Ocner
Miami Herald
Aerial view of downtown Miami on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Tenants in Miami-Dade County must receive at least two months notice before a rent increase of more than 5% under legislation approved by county commissioners on Tuesday.

The notification rule that passed unanimously requires landlords to provide written notice at least 60 days ahead of a rent increase above 5%. Mayor Daniella Levine Cava is expected to waive the 10-day waiting period and enact the legislation this week.

“This just provides a little cushion,” said Eileen Higgins, the county commissioner who sponsored the legislation after reports of tenants facing rent increases of 50% and more within weeks of a lease ending. “It’s totally shocking what is going on.”

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.

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