Under Florida law, owners of rental apartments and homes are NOT required to warn you or your family that an employee at the property is a pedophile or sex offender. Children in Florida have been raped by sex offenders who were literally provided the keys to rental units, where the owner knew that the employee was a convicted sex offender. You and your family have the right to make an informed choice of whether to live in housing that employs convicted sex offenders.
This dangerous legal loophole has The Haggard Law Firm taking action. Attorney Christopher Marlowe has authored a new law, The Sex Offender Rental Notification Act, to help close the loophole. It reads:
‘WHEREAS, repeat sexual offenders, sexual offenders who use physical violence, and sexual offenders who prey on children are sexual predators who present an extreme threat to the public safety. Sexual offenders are extremely likely to use physical violence and to repeat their offenses, and most sexual offenders commit many offenses, have many more victims than are ever reported, and are prosecuted for only a fraction of their crimes. This makes the cost of sexual offender victimization to society at large, while incalculable, clearly exorbitant. “ (Click Here to read entire proposed law)
The SafeRenting.Org campaign is focused introducing the problem and proposed resolution to the forefront so concerned citizens can unite and motivate State Leaders to take action. The campaign has already drawn extensive media attention.
If you would like to help, call your local legislators and sign an online petition (Click Here)