Florida Eviction Defense Lawyer
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a serious public health and economic crisis. The Florida Department of Health reports that more than 650,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the state as of early September. To help alleviate the effects, Florida put an eviction moratorium in place. While the eviction ban has been extended previously, it is now set to expire on October 1st, 2020.
At Nowack & Olson, PLLC, our Florida eviction defense lawyers are skilled and experienced advocates for our clients. We provide reliable, non judgemental representation to tenants. Our attorneys will protect your rights under Florida law and help you find the best path forward. To set up a free, completely confidential consultation with an eviction defense lawyer, please call us today.
Florida Law: Eviction Moratorium Set to Expire on October 1st, 2020
On April 2nd, 2020, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Executive Order Number 20-94 into law. The executive order was focused on providing mortgage foreclosure relief and residential eviction relief to help address the financial stresses caused by COVID-19 pandemic and the government shutdowns.
Among other things, the executive action put a temporary moratorium on residential evictions for non-payment of rent. The initial order was extended before it was allowed to expire. At the end of August, the governor signed a 30-day limited extension to the eviction ban. Residential evictions in Florida are now set to resume on October 1st.
How Our Attorneys Can Help You Stop an Eviction in Florida
Many people are dealing with financial difficulties related to the COVID-19 outbreak. Our region saw a sharp increase in job losses. If your family is struggling, you are certainly not alone. As residential evictions for non-payment of rent are expected to resume in Florida as of October 1st, 2020, it is imperative that you know how to protect your rights. Do not assume that you are without legal options. You may be able to stop a residential eviction even after they are allowed to resume.
You have rights under the law. In Florida, a residential landlord must give tenants at least three days notice to vacate a property before filing for eviction. At Nowack & Olson, PLLC, our Florida eviction defense lawyers can help you challenge an eviction action and raise all applicable legal defenses. Tenants can raise many different defenses to an eviction, including lack of notice, other procedural violations, and justified non-payment of the rent. As eviction proceedings are highly time sensitive cases, take immediate action to protect your best interests.
Call Our South Florida Eviction Defense Lawyers for Immediate Help
At Nowack & Olson, PLLC, we have extensive experience handling eviction, foreclosure, and bankruptcy cases. Our attorneys will protect your legal rights. If you have any questions about stopping eviction, we are more than happy to help. For a no cost, no commitment initial consultation, please contact our law firm now. With offices in Plantation, Boca Raton, Miami, and Jupiter, we serve communities throughout Southeastern Florida.