Can I Be Evicted if I Had Coronavirus?
Many, many Florida families are suffering medical and financial hardships due to coronavirus. The last thing you need to worry about when you are sick is being kicked out of your home and having no safe place to shelter from the virus. Luckily, there are legal protections in place to prevent that from happening.
No Hardship Requirement
There is currently no state law or executive order that prevents evictions in Florida. Florida renters are, however, protected under existing federal rules. The Department of Housing and Urban Development has directed landlords not to start eviction proceedings against tenants of FHA properties. More importantly, the CDC has taken the unprecedented step of ordering evictions to be halted across the United States. This is a critical public health measure intended to help ensure that people can stay home and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Some states have rules that require a tenant to prove hardship in order to prevent an eviction due to COVID-19. The tenant must prove that he or she was actually hospitalized, or ill, or lost a job. The federal rules have no such requirement. It is, however, important for tenants to stay up to date on the current coronavirus eviction protections. These are likely to change in 2021, and an experienced Florida eviction attorney can help prevent you from being wrongfully evicted during a lethal worldwide pandemic.
Florida Eviction Lawyers For All Coronavirus Cases
The experienced eviction lawyers at Quattrocchi and Torres have helped many Florida tenants enforce their rights during eviction proceedings. Now, more than ever, it is important to enforce your legal rights to ensure that you and your loved ones have a safe place to shelter from the coronavirus pandemic. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for your free consultation with an experienced Florida tenants’ rights attorney.