ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – Orange County leaders will discuss a controversial plan on Tuesday to put government rent control in place.
Commissioners are scheduled to discuss a draft ordinance that would limit annual increases and fine landlords who break the rules.
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There are still several unanswered questions, including what the limit would be and how the county would oversee the new rules.
Commissioner Emily Bonilla proposed the plan that calls for a rent hike cap of 5% (or the rate of inflation) over a one-year period. The draft ordinance faces stiff opposition from landlords, who say the rent control is illegal and ignores rising costs.
Last week, Bonilla held a meeting to discuss rent control policies that five of seven commissioners did not attend.
Orange County commissioners are facing a deadline next month to get the ordinance passed in time for it to be on the November ballot.
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