NAPLES, Fla. — Across SWFL rental hikes have been at an all-time high and it has been a topic of discussion for the Collier County Board of County Commissioners and the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
The Collier Commissioners voted 4-1 to repeal the rental ordinance that was passed in October.
The ordinance requires residential landlords to provide a 60-day written notice of a rental increase of over 5% to tenants with leases of one year or longer.
Failure to do so would result in a penalty of up to five hundred dollars.
Commissioners who voted to repeal it say the ordinance did nothing to solve the real affordable housing crisis.
Several residents who attended the meeting didn't agree with the commissioners' take on the rental notice.
One said, “If you’re gonna jack the rent in some cases by 20, 30, or 40 percent what’s wrong with giving them a 60-day notice.”