Recently Filed Legislation Seeks to Regulate the Apartment Industry

Posted By: Johnmichael Fernandez Advocacy News ,

The 2022 legislative session is fast approaching and the Florida Apartment Association is already taking steps to protect the apartment industry. Legislation has already been introduced that would allow local governments to impose rent control measures and remove the requirement for the residents to deposit the rent owed into the court registry in order to be eligible to have their day in court. With these bills filed and more expected in the near future, FAA is prepared to advocate for our members in the face of industry regulation. 

Representative Anna Eskamani filed HB 6017, which should end the provision in state law that puts a one-year limit on rent control measures passed by local governments. Essentially giving local governments the ability to pass rent control with no statutory end date. Representative Eskamani also filed HB 6005, removing the requirement for the residents to deposit the rent owed into the court registry in order to be eligible to have their day in court. Both of these bills already have companion bills in the Senate, each filed by Senator Victor Torres Jr.

If you would like to become more involved with our advocacy efforts please join the Florida Apartment Association at the 2022 Legislative Conference. The annual Legislative Conference is your opportunity to make your voice heard in Tallahassee. Registration is now open, and you can use this link to register. If you have any questions about SWFAA advocacy efforts you can contact Johnmichael, Local Government Affairs Manager, at johnmichael@faahq.org or by phone at 407-960-2910.