ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida's moratorium on evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic has been extended to August 1 following a late executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis Tuesday night.
What You Need To Know
- Free webinar helps struggling Floridians learn rights as renters
- Two types of eviction notices: nonpayment of rent or noncompliance
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The goal was to make sure the community knows what their rights are during this difficult time.
Thousands of Floridians have lost their jobs, and many are wondering how they're going to pay their landlords back when this moratorium is scheduled to end at 12:01 a.m. on August 1.
Jeffrey Hussey, director of Public Interest and Litigation for Community Legal Service of Mid-Florida, says they want to make sure people's rights are abided by, and educate them on what their defenses could be.
"Even if you haven't paid your rent, landlords have to comply with Florida law. They can't do self-help evictions and not go through the court, and let people know what that process is," Hussey said.
There are two types of eviction notices: nonpayment of rent or noncompliance. Nonpayment of rent will have a three-day eviction notice, while noncompliance will have a seven-day eviction notice.
The webinar also shared tips on how to best deal with your landlord, and where you can find rental assistance. Communication with your landlord is key if you’re in a situation where you still cannot pay rent. They may let you out of your lease more easily.
Housing reform advocates gathered at the governor's mansion Tuesday, calling for a 90-day extension to the eviction moratorium and long-term rent and mortgage assistance.