Broward Eviction Defense Attorney David Langley

We defend Evictions. Call us at 954-356-0450!

We remain open and available to assist our clients with their legal needs during the coronavirus pandemic. We can now take you through a complete bankruptcy action without you having to leave your home.

The State of Florida imposed a moratorium on evictions through August 1, 2020.  The CDC also imposed a moratorium on evictions.  CDC Director Rochelle Walensky extended the moratorium through July 31, 2021.  A court ruling then required congressional approval to further extend the moratorium, but Congress has so far failed to act.  Now that the moratorium has expired, we anticipate a flood of eviction cases as landlords try to collect past due rent. At least 144,000 eviction cases are pending in the State, with landlords just waiting for a green light to file eviction proceedings, according to the nonprofit Community Justice Project of Miami. The moratorium applied to residential properties, not commercial buildings.

Fort Lauderdale Eviction Defense

If this concerns you then we can help. We can defend a State Court eviction, negotiate with landlords who often would prefer an out of court resolution rather than a contested eviction or a bankruptcy. If a payment plan cannot be negotiated then a bankruptcy should be filed before the landlord obtains a judgment.

There may also be financial assistance available for some renters – see https://www.ourflorida.com/.

Broward County has received $53 million in federal funding for its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP), which for eligible residents provides 100 percent of past due rent and utility payments as far back as March 2020.   You can call for an appointment:  800-204-0557
Locations:

  • ​Housing Foundation of America
    2400 N. University Drive, Suite 200
    Pembroke Pines, 33024
  • Housing Foundation of America
    1773 N. State Road 7, Suite 101-D
    Lauderhill, 33313
  • Crisis Housing Solutions (Northwest Family Success Center)
    10077 NW 29th Street
    Coral Springs, 33065

The first step in a residential eviction proceeding is the three day notice to pay rent, which must be served on you or posted on the property by the landlord. When that expires the landlord can file an eviction lawsuit. Note that a response must be filed within five days of service of the complaint, not the normal 20 days. You should contact an attorney before the five days runs. There may be defenses to the proceeding, such as an inadequate three day notice. We offer a free initial consultation. If needed, we can file a bankruptcy action to give you more time to get caught up on the rent. Leases are treated differently in bankruptcy than mortgage foreclosures, so you may not have much time to address the past due rent.Call us at 954-356-0450.

We handle Chapter 7,11 and 13 bankruptcy cases. We provide a free consultation to review your case and to provide you a chance to question our experience and abilities.