Broward County now requires two months notice for rent hikes of 5% or more

Members of the Broward County Commission are taking action to protect renters against sudden evictions.

The county announced that commissioners approved a law that requires landlords give at least 60 days’ notice before terminating a lease when the rent has increased by more than five percent.

According to a release, the commission heard from “many people” who had been forced to leave their rental homes due to sudden and steep rent increases.

The new law applies to all renters whose rent went up by more than five percent, regardless of whether they are month-to-month or have an annual lease agreement.

Per the release, which referenced research done by, the average rent in the tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties increased by a whopping 57 percent from March 2021 to March 2022.

Reported by David Dwork, Local 10 News