What Should I Do If My Landlord Tries to Evict Me During COVID-19?
The coronavirus pandemic has left few Florida families unaffected. In order to keep people in their homes and safe from the virus, the federal government has enacted rules that prevent evictions during these difficult times. Learn more about your rights to be free from eviction in Florida during the coronavirus.
The CDC has issued an unprecedented order under its rarely-used emergency powers. This rule prevents landlords from evicting tenants through the end of 2021. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has also issued a rule to prevent evictions in properties that are secured by FHA loans. These rules offer Florida tenants comprehensive protections from eviction during theCOVID-19 crisis. Unlike some state rules, the federal rules require no proof of a specific hardship related to the coronavirus. This means that you do not have to prove to your landlord that you were in the hospital, or unemployed, or suffered any other type of medical or physical hardship as a result of the coronavirus in order to qualify for eviction relief.
Take Action Now to Protect Your Family From the Coronavirus
So what should you do if a landlord tries to evict you? It is important to hire your own tenants’ rights attorney. Landlords who are breaking the law need to be aware of your specific legal rights and the steps you are prepared to take to enforce them.
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.