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The State of Florida has imposed a moratorium on evictions throught August 1, 2020. Governor DeSantis has stated that he will extend this until September 1st. Once that expires we anticipate a flood of eviction cases as landlords try to collect past due rent. At least 2,672 evictions 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 applies 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.
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.
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