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HB 1449: Residential Tenancies


Residential Tenancies; Revises & provides requirements for rental agreements & landlords; removes option for landlord to deposit money into specified account; removes requirement money be paid into registry of court; authorizes filing of civil action & award of damages, court costs, & attorney fees; provides requirements for certain evictions; specifies what constitutes unreasonable rent increase; prohibits park owner from taking certain actions during pendency of dispute; increases payment homeowner may collect from Florida Mobile Home Relocation Corporation in certain situations; revises provisions relating to sale of mobile home park.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 3/14/2020 House - Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/14/2020 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 129
    1/17/2020 House • Referred to Civil Justice Subcommittee; Business and Professions Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 402
    3/14/2020 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
    • Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee

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  • HB 1449, Original Filed Version (Current Bill Version) Posted 1/14/2020 at 10:17 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (5)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 6069 Landlords and Tenants Eskamani Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 H Died in Civil Justice Subcommittee
    S 480 Declared State of Emergency Pizzo Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Judiciary
    S 1022 Mobile Home Parks Rouson Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/CS/CS/HB 1339 (Ch. 2020-27)
    S 1528 Landlords and Tenants Torres Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology
    S 1852 Landlords and Tenants Rodriguez Compare Last Action: 3/14/2020 S Died in Innovation, Industry, and Technology

    Citations - Statutes (18)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    83.455 Page 4 (pdf)
    83.46 Rent; duration of tenancies. Page 6 (pdf)
    83.47 Prohibited provisions in rental agreements. Page 6 (pdf)
    83.49 Deposit money or advance rent; duty of landlord and tenant. Page 7 (pdf)
    83.51 Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises. Page 15 (pdf)
    83.54 Enforcement of rights and duties; civil action; criminal offenses. Page 15 (pdf)
    83.56 Termination of rental agreement. Page 16 (pdf)
    83.60 Defenses to action for rent or possession; procedure. Page 21 (pdf)
    83.67 Prohibited practices. Page 22 (pdf)
    83.675 Page 26 (pdf)
    83.676 Page 29 (pdf)
    83.681 Orders to enjoin violations of this part. Page 35 (pdf)
    83.684 Page 36 (pdf)
    723.005 Regulation by division. Page 37 (pdf)
    723.033 Unreasonable lot rental agreements; increases, changes. Page 38 (pdf)
    723.037 Lot rental increases; reduction in services or utilities; change in rules and regulations; mediation. Page 38 (pdf)
    723.0612 Change in use; relocation expenses; payments by park owner. Page 45 (pdf)
    723.071 Sale of mobile home parks. Page 46 (pdf)

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