New Law To Require New Restrictions On Property Managers
By: Barry Miller, Esq., of Barry L. Miller, P.A., Offices Orlando
After the tragic murder of Miya Marcano, in Orlando in 2021, this new law is called “Miya’s Law” and became effective on January 1, 2023. The new legislation addresses residential safety protocols for landlords and property managers of apartments or vacation homes. All employees of the landlord and property manager must undergo a background screening as a condition of employment. There is also a requirement that a log be maintained for each dwelling unit’s key, and increasing notification requirements for notice for maintenance and repairs from 12 to 24 hours. A person may be disqualified from employment if the person has been found guilty of certain offenses involving violence and disregard for safety.
Apartments will also be required to maintain a log accounting for the issuance and return of all keys and establish policies for their issuance, return, and storage. The key log and background screenings will be subject to the DBPR’s annual inspection.
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