In January, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said that a number of Florida real estate brokers are no longer selling or renting to Florida renters, and that Florida landlords must also comply with state law.
“As a result, the Florida Department of Consumer Protection is requiring Florida real property agents to stop selling or giving out housing leases in Florida, effective immediately,” the agency said in a news release.
“To be clear, this is not a new policy, but rather a new state law, which states that real estate agents cannot sell or give out housing rentals in Florida.
The new policy applies to all real estate contracts with a rental unit that are not under the agency’s purview.
Florida real-estate agents are required to stop offering housing leases, unless they are otherwise authorized by state law.”
But while the policy states that agents are no more allowed to sell or rent to Florida residents than they are to anyone else, Florida realty brokers have been operating under the assumption that their customers are already in Florida and that the state law prohibits them from listing a rental for that specific resident.
It is not clear whether that is true.
And the fact that realty agents in Florida are not legally required to sell their properties in Florida does not mean that Florida realtors are not complying with the law.
The law requires Florida landlords to comply with the Florida Real Estate Code, which provides for the enforcement of the Fair Housing Act.
The Fair Housing act requires the U, D, and T of a city, town, or village to have a residential-use permit.
The Real Estate Commission of Florida is an independent agency of the state legislature.
It regulates real estate and housing and provides licenses for brokers, home-buying agents, mortgage brokers, real estate salespeople, and residential mortgage brokers.
The Department of Real Estate also has jurisdiction over real estate transactions between persons who live in Florida but are not licensed in Florida as real estate agent.
The real estate commission of Florida was formed by the legislature in 2010, and is made up of eight commissioners appointed by the governor and six elected members.
The department has a statutory authority to promulgate rules and regulations, which are subject to approval by the state supreme court.
The agency’s regulations do not require a license for a real estate broker or real estate-related business, nor do they require that a broker obtain a license from the agency.
“We are trying to be sensitive to the fact there are some brokers who have an understanding of the laws and the process,” said Scott Schreiber, a former president of the Florida Association of Realtors.
“The way that the law is written, you can only act on a rental agreement if the broker has a written contract with the landlord.”
In January the Department of State Police began enforcing the state real-ty laws on real-tourism websites.
A search of Airbnb listings found that Airbnb’s Florida license was suspended in January, and in May a Florida realtor was charged with violating the Fairness Act.
“Airbnb has become a haven for unscrupulous operators who are profiting from the illegal use of its services,” the Department said in announcing the suspension of its license.
“While the Florida real agent licensing agency has been working with the state’s Real Estate Board to address this problem, Airbnb continues to engage in unscrupulous practices and abuse the state licensing system.”
A spokeswoman for the Department’s real estate division, Lauren Hochsprung, said in an email that “we have worked closely with our Real Estate Division to develop regulations that address the illegal exploitation of the rental-related space.
In the past, we have worked with Airbnb to develop rules and guidelines to address these issues, but we believe the enforcement and enforcement efforts have been too slow and too costly.”
Airbnb’s spokesperson said that the company is committed to working with local and state authorities to address the concerns of Florida’s real-tor community and that Airbnb is “actively pursuing a solution that is both fair and equitable.”
In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky said the company was reviewing the Florida legislation.
“This has been a real problem for Airbnb,” he said.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that it’s been a lot of money for them.
We’re going to look at all the different options.”
Airbnb spokeswoman Lauren Hough said in the interview that the real-rentals website is “committed to working collaboratively with regulators and the Florida legislature to get this resolved quickly and safely.”
Airbnb said it is also evaluating whether to appeal the decision in federal court.
“If we do have an appeal, we will continue to fight for the rule and the integrity of the rules,” Hough wrote.
Airbnb said the real estate commissioner of Florida and its real-tenant commission will review the new regulations.
In January 2018, Airbnb began charging a fee of $5