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Hillsborough Offering Education for Landlords on New Tenant's Bill of Rights

Hillsborough County, Fla. (April 27, 2021) - Hillsborough County will offer two informational webinars this week to educate landlords on their rights and responsibilities under a new ordinance dubbed the Tenant's Bill of Rights that was recently adopted by the Board of County Commissioners. The webinars offer landlords the opportunity to ensure they are in compliance before formal implementation begins on July 1.

The Tenant's Bill of Rights provides protections for tenants and is designed to decrease the potential for homelessness. Among other things, the ordinance requires landlords to provide tenants with written notice of their housing rights, make available a list of resources for tenants' assistance, and disclose late fees. It also prohibits discrimination relating to a tenant's lawful source of income.

The following webinars are free.

Tenant's Bill of Rights and Late Fee Notice: Code Enforcement
Wednesday, April 28, 10-11 a.m.

Hillsborough County Code Enforcement will provide an overview of the Tenant's Bill of Rights, including provisions requiring written notice of late fees.

Tenant's Bill of Rights and Lawful Sources of Income Discrimination: Consumer Protection
Thursday, April 29, 10-11 a.m.

Hillsborough County Consumer Protection will provide an overview of the Tenant's Bill of Rights, including provisions that prohibit discrimination related to a tenant's source of income.

Full Tenant's Bill of Rights information for tenants and landlords is available at HCFLGov.net/TenantRights. Recordings of both webinars will be available after April 30 on the same site.

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