City of Tampa Launches Rent it Right Tampa
To ensure that residential rental units within the City meet minimum housing standards, the City embarked upon a Residential Rental Registration Ordinance called Rent It Right Tampa.
The Ordinance was a collaborative effort of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, the Bay Area Apartment Association and the City of Tampa. Unique features of the Ordinance allow for the property owner landlords to inform the City of the contact information for the tenant and what the tenant responsibilities are under the lease agreement.
Recently, 29,000 notices were mailed to property owners advising them of the Rent It Right Tampa Ordinance.
The Ordinance requires property owner landlords who offer residential rentals, or who rent 1-4 units to complete a no fee/no cost registration on line at tampagov.net/rentalcert. Annual registration is required and there are sanctions for noncompliance.
Also, within the on line site, property owner landlords are provided with applicable City codes to assist them in ensuring and maintain compliance. For the City ensuring compliance helps to prevent blighted areas and reduce incidence of crime and emergency services calls.
For additional information please contact our Rental Certificate hotline at 813-274-8766.