Florida town examines extending notice for rent increases

REPORTER: TONIGHT’S READING COMES, RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES TO PROVIDE 60 DAYS NOTICE. THEY WILL LOOK AT A NEW ORDINANCE OWH REQUIRE THE SAME STEPS FOR COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS. >> THERE WERE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES LIKE WHAT PALM BEACH DID. Reporter: Palm Beaccoh Tyun Mayor Robert Weinroth Says Whole There is a Country Rent-Cap He Encourages Other Municipalities >> WE ARE CERTAINLY AWARE AND LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS. REPORTER: LAKE WORTH BEACH VICE MAYOR, COMMISSIONER CHRISTOPRHE MCVOY, SAYS CITY OFFICES HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH CALLS FROM PEOPLE UNABLE TO AFFORD THEIR RENT, WHICH SPURRED THE COMMISSION TO ACT, PASSING LAST MONTH’S ORDINANCE REQUIRING LANDLORDS TO GIVE 60 DAYS NOTICE TO ANYONE WITH RENT INCREASES OF AT LEAST 5%. >> We are aware that this is a big pinch, a serious pinch on a lot of people and we definitely trying to be interested NON-RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES. WHICH CURRENTLY ONLY HAVE TO PROVIDE A 15-DAY NOTICE FOR MONTH-TO-MONTH RENTERS FOR PRICE INCREASES. >> IT SEEMED REASONABLE TO EXTEND THE BENEFIT THAT WE WERE TRYING TO PROVIDE RESIDENTIALS, ALSO TO DO THAT COMMERCLIA LEASES, JUST TO GIVE A LITTLE MIE STORE. REPORTER: CITY COMMISSIONER SARAH MALEGA SAYS TONIGHT, SHE’LL ASK THE COMMISSN IOTO EXTEND THE NEW ORDINANCE TO 90 DAYS, SINCE SHE SAYS MOVE A BOSE. THE COMMISSION MEETING SRTTAS IN JUST ABOUT A HALF HOUR. IF THE FIR RSTEADING IS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION, THERE COULD BE A VOTE ON THE ORDINANCE LATER THIS MON

Lake Worth Beach Commission examines extending notice for rent increases on commercial buildings

Lake Worth Beach is working to provide some rental relief as the cost of housing continues to rise across the area.On Tuesday night, the commission will look at extending the notice landlords of commercial properties have to provide before raising the rent.Palm Beach County mayor : No rent cap to be imposed by county Tuesday’s ordinance reading comes after the commission last month approved an ordinance that was the first of its kind in Palm Beach County, requiring landlords of residential properties to provide 60 days’ notice for rent increases of 5% or more.The new ordinance will require the same steps for landlords of commercial buildings. “We certainly are aware and concerned and looking for solutions,” said Vice Mayor Christopher McVoy, District 2 commissioner for Lake Worth Beach.Upcoming Special Session: Democratic state lawmakers urging Gov. DeSantis to address rent reliefMcVoy said city offices have been inundated with calls from people unable to afford their rent, which spurred the commission to act, passing last month’s ordinance requiring landlords to give 60 days’ notice to anyone with rent increases of at least 5%. “We are aware that this is putting a big pinch, a serious pinch on a lot of people and we definitely are interested in trying to be as helpful as we can, ”McVoy said.Tuesday’s ordinance would do the same thing for landlords of non-residential properties, which currently only have to provide a 15 -day notice for month-to-month renters for price increases. “It seemed reasonable to extend the benefit that we were trying to provide residentials, also to do that to commercial leases, just to give a little m. ore stability, ”McVoy said.Follow us on social: Facebook | Twitter | InstagramThe commission meeting starts Tuesday night at 6 pm If the first reading is approved by the commission, there could be a vote on the ordinance on May 17.District 1 City Commissioner Sarah Malega’s statement “We, the City of Lake Worth Beach, has been proactive where possible in the housing crises. We allocated funds from ARPA to Legal Aid to assist with evictions once the moratorium was lifted. “Last month we passed an ordinance to protect our residents with a 60day written notice of rental increases more than 5%. At the second reading, I expressed my concern for commercial properties as well. “Many of our businesses are just getting back on their feet after COVID and we do not need greedy landlords or those who wish to landbank in our city, making it harder for them. We, as a commission, gave consensus to staff and legal to proceed with the commercial aspect as well. “At tonight’s first reading, I will be asking the commission to extend this to 90 days written notice in lieu of 60 days. The reason is that a business moving locations is a lot more in-depth than a resident. There is the buildout, licensing, permits, etc. and the process which takes more than 60 days. “I am hopeful for support of the 90 days change.” Boynton Beach: Complex rallies against rent hikes after some expected to increase by up to 50%

Lake Worth Beach is working to provide some rental relief as the cost of housing continues to rise across the area.

On Tuesday night, the commission will look at extending the notice landlords of commercial properties have to provide before raising the rent.

Palm Beach County mayor: No rent cap to be imposed by county

Tuesday’s ordinance reading comes after the commission last month approved an ordinance that was the first of its kind in Palm Beach County, requiring landlords of residential properties to provide 60 days’ notice for rent increases of 5% or more.

The new ordinance will require the same steps for landlords of commercial buildings.

“We certainly are aware and concerned and looking for solutions,” said Vice Mayor Christopher McVoy, District 2 commissioner for Lake Worth Beach.

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McVoy said city offices have been inundated with calls from people unable to afford their rent, which spurred the commission to act, passing last month’s ordinance requiring landlords to give 60 days’ notice to anyone with rent increases of at least 5%.

“We are aware that this is putting a big pinch, a serious pinch on a lot of people and we definitely are interested in trying to be as helpful as we can,” McVoy said.

Tuesday’s ordinance would do the same thing for landlords of non-residential properties, which currently only have to provide a 15-day notice for month-to-month renters for price increases.

“It seemed reasonable to extend the benefit that we were trying to provide residentials, also to do that to commercial leases, just to give a little more stability,” McVoy said.

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The commission meeting starts Tuesday night at 6 pm If the first reading is approved by the commission, there could be a vote on the ordinance on May 17.

District 1 City Commissioner Sarah Malega’s statement

“We, the City of Lake Worth Beach, has been proactive where possible in the housing crises. We allocated funds from ARPA to Legal Aid to assist with evictions once the moratorium was lifted.
“Last month we passed an ordinance to protect our residents with a 60day written notice of rental increases more than 5%. At the second reading, I expressed my concern for commercial properties as well.
“Many of our businesses are just getting back on their feet after COVID and we do not need greedy landlords or those who wish to landbank in our city, making it harder for them. We, as a commission, gave consensus to staff and legal to proceed with the commercial aspect as well.
“At tonight’s first reading, I will be asking the commission to extend this to 90 days written notice in lieu of 60 days. The reason is that a business moving locations is a lot more in-depth than a resident. There is the buildout, licensing, permits, etc. and the process which takes more than 60 days.
“I am hopeful for support of the 90 days change.”

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