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COVID-19 Florida Regulatory Update Email: Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium Until July 1

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Disclaimer: This information is being provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. FAA members are encouraged to contact their legal counsel regarding any landlord/tenant law matters. The industry is in uncharted territory at this time and legal interpretations surrounding this topic may vary. 

COVID-19 Florida Regulatory Update Governor Extends Eviction Moratorium Until July 1

On June 1st, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-137, which extended Executive Order 20-94 and the moratorium on evictions for nonpayment of rent due to the COVID-19 crisis until July 1, 2020.
Note: The order states that nothing in the executive order shall be construed as relieving an individual from their obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments.  
Members can rest assured that FAA will continue to monitor this developing issue and communicate the industry's concerns to the governor's office. In the meantime, members are encouraged to consult legal counsel for landlord/tenant legal guidance.
It is important to keep in mind that if you are a "covered property" under the CARES Act you will still have to abide by the federal eviction moratorium that lasts until late July. For a breakdown on the current eviction timelines, please click here.
IMPORTANT REMINDERS:
  • Effective and open communication with residents is crucial to avoiding an eviction. Review NAA's Best Practices for Rent Collection Amid COVID-19 and NAA's payment plan agreement resources.
  • We know members are eager to assist residents in need. Rent relief funds are available in several communities across the state. Click here for information regarding rent relief resources that may be available for your residents.