HUD Resources to Help Florida Tenants Protect Themselves From Wrongful Evictions
The financial effects of the coronavirus have hit many Florida families. Throughout 2020, various legal protections have been put in place by federal, state, and local government agencies to protect tenants from being evicted during a global pandemic. Unfortunately, some landlords will try to get around these laws and force tenants out or put pressure on them to leave even when they cannot legally be evicted. It is important for all tenants to know their legal rights. The best defense against an improper eviction is being able to enforce your own legal rights as a renter. There are many resources available to Florida tenants to help them understand their important legal rights.
The U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has provided a website with links to various tenant resources. These include a summary of Florida’s landlord/tenant laws, consumer tips, fair housing, and legal assistance. These resources provide a wealth of information on different topics that are very important to renters. Your landlord cannot force you out of your home. Only a court order can create a lawful eviction, and before this can be issued, you have the right to be heard by the housing court judge. Your landlord also cannot attempt to force you out by shutting off the utilities. These are just a few of the many examples of legal rights that tenants have to prevent illegal eviction attempts in Florida.
Speak with Eviction Lawyers in Casselberry and Oviedo
The experienced Casselberry and Oviedo eviction attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres, and Taormina can answer all your questions about your legal rights as a tenant. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation. Don’t wait to get help – the sooner you have an experienced lawyer fighting on your side, the better options you will have for keeping your family in your home.