Osceola County to consider tenant bill of rights, increased landlord requirements
OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — Osceola County landlords and home sellers could soon be required to give more information about their homes and neighborhoods. Next week, county commissioners will consider a new tenant bill of rights. Part of the tenant bill of rights requires “a seller or landlord to disclose in writing knowledge of prior flooding on a residential property that is either for sale or for rent.”If a landlord doesn’t disclose prior flooding issues, they could be fined up to $5,000. Read: Osceola County residents flooded by Ian fear more damage from NicoleThe flood requirement comes after county residents had to be evacuated from their homes due to rising floodwaters following Hurricane Ian. The ordinance also includes a section that makes it illegal for landlords to discriminate against a tenant based on income.wftv.com
Governor expected to sign declaration of disaster request for Hurricane Nicole
Florida’s emergency management team is set to present Gov. Ron DeSantis with damage assessments to be used as evidence to request major federal disaster declarations for public assistance and individual assistance in the wake of Hurricane Nicole.
Brevard tourism agency tells potential visitors ‘coast is clear’ after Hurricanes Ian, Nicole
The Space Coast Office of Tourism has kicked off a special marketing campaign to assure potential visitors that Brevard County has avoided the brunt of Hurricanes Ian and Nicole — and the county is fully open for tourism, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Tropical Storm Nicole prompts opening of 8 sandbag locations across Seminole County
The St. John’s River just finally dropped to “minor” flood stage but it won’t take much rain to lift it back to “moderate” flood stage or worse, Seminole County Emergency Manager Alan Harris warned Monday as Subtropical Storm Nicole tracks toward Florida.
D-SNAP third phase opening for Lake, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia county residents affected by Hurricane Ian
The Department of Children and Families announced on Sunday that the third phase of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, will open on Monday, Oct. 24 for Lake, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia county residents affected by Hurricane Ian.