Miya’s Law takes effect Friday
The law puts several protections in place for tenants.
In honor of Miya Marcano’s memory, I signed legislation requiring landlords to conduct background checks for prospective employees.
Our prayers continue to be with the Marcano family, and I was proud to act on their behalf, so tenants in our state will be safer. pic.twitter.com/n9tomzqBiW
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 28, 2022
Under the new law, landlords are now required to run background checks on all employees that must include a scan of sex offender registries and national domestic violence databases.
And staff must give a person 24 hours notice before entering their unit.
Condos and apartments must also keep a clear log of when and why maintenance workers have entered a person’s unit.
Miya Marcano was a 19-year-old student at Valencia College when she was murdered by a handyman who used his maintenance key to enter her Orlando apartment.
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