Orange County

Orange County commissioners to discuss ‘Tenants Bill of Rights’ measure to protect renters

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County commissioners are set to discuss two big topics on Tuesday.


One puts money toward resources for domestic violence survivors and the other could impact anyone who rents a home.

There has been a push in Orange County to create a “Tenants Bill of Rights.”

If approved, this measure could protect renters from bad actors.

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The county already has $835,000 set aside to get an office up and running.

If approved Tuesday, the office is going to be a one-stop shop for renters in Orange County.

It would include a tenant help hotline, have staff that could investigate complaints, and would offer assistance for filing all kinds of different rent-related paperwork.

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It’s coming at a time when evictions continue to be at record levels in the community.

The “Office of Tenant Services” is meant to help keep people in their homes.

if the ordinance passes, landlords will need to provide a copy of the “bill of rights” to tenants before they move in.

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Landlords would also need to list all rent fees upfront and would not be able to discriminate against prospective renters based on income types.

All this will be discussed in a public hearing at 2 p.m.

Channel 9 will have a crew monitoring the meeting and will provide updates on Eyewitness News.

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