Fla. lawmakers easing rules to evict tenants

Miami /
May.May 02, 2013 03:00 PM

Florida lawmakers are making it easier to evict tenants in a bill now headed to Governor Rick Scott, the Associated Press reported.

The Florida House voted 92-25 in favor of the bill Thursday after the Senate approved it last week.

The bill’s most vocal advocate is Republican Sen. Kelli Stargel, an investment property manager from Lakeland, Fla., who has evicted tenants from property she owns, the AP said, citing court records.

The bill, HB 77, would allow landlords to evict tenants who have paid partial rent if the balance is not quickly turned over, and if a person breaks rules twice in a year, including parking in the wrong place or having an unauthorized pet, according to the wire service.

The amended law would also give landlords the right to sue for both criminal and civil charges, according to a February Senate committee analysis. [AP]Emily Schmall


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(iStock)
Some Florida property owners to get tax breaks following Surfside condo collapse
Some Florida property owners to get tax breaks following Surfside condo collapse
New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago (iStock)
As rent explodes nationally, Miami tops the charts
As rent explodes nationally, Miami tops the charts
Condo sales, occupancy on the rise in Greater Downtown Miami, report shows
Condo sales, occupancy on the rise in Greater Downtown Miami, report shows
Condo sales, occupancy on the rise in Greater Downtown Miami, report shows
Fruchtlander family buys Hollywood, Florida rental for $32M
Fruchtlander family buys Hollywood, Florida rental for $32M
Fruchtlander family buys Hollywood, Florida rental for $32M
Champlain Towers South attorney Donna Berger speaking on CNN (CNN, Getty)
Surfside Champlain tower’s law firm lobbied against enhanced condo regulations for years: report
Surfside Champlain tower’s law firm lobbied against enhanced condo regulations for years: report
Miami's Quadro in the Design District (Quadro Residences)
Alta Developers begins closings at Quadro at Design District
Alta Developers begins closings at Quadro at Design District
Mayor Carlos Gimenez (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Miami-Dade approves $10M emergency rent relief program
Miami-Dade approves $10M emergency rent relief program
Vacation rentals, gyms, fitness studios get the green light to resume operations in Miami-Dade
Short-term rentals, gyms, fitness studios can operate again in Miami-Dade
Short-term rentals, gyms, fitness studios can operate again in Miami-Dade
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...