What Will Happen to the Florida Coronavirus Eviction Ban in 2021?
2020 has been the most volatile year that most of us will see in a lifetime. It would have been impossible to predict this year’s events in 2019, and for that reason, it is hard to say what will happen in 2021. But it is important for Florida residents to prepare for 2021 by understanding the legal rights that they have in the wake of the coronavirus. For tenants, protections from eviction are one of the most pressing legal needs. The attorneys at Quattrochi and Torres can help you understand and protect your legal rights.
There are currently no state measures in place to protect renters from being evicted. The eviction ban expired on October 1, and the governor has so far declined to extend or renew it. But if the virus continues to rampage in 2021, it is likely that state measures could be reinstated. The governor could issue another executive order to temporarily halt evictions. The state legislature could pass a law prohibiting evictions in state courts for a specified period of time. And it is even possible for public health officials to use some of their emergency powers to put legal protections in place. The eviction lawyers at Quattrochi and Torres will follow these developments and help tenants understand how any changes apply to their specific situations.
There are also many measures the federal government could take in 2021. Currently, the only federal protection in place is an emergency order from the CDC. This prohibits landlords from evicting tenants who meet certain eligibility requirements. This order expires on December 31, 2020. There are many other orders that could be put in place if this order is challenged in court, expires, or fails to protect a sufficient number of tenants to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Right Florida Eviction Lawyers for All Your COVID-19 Questions
At Quattrocchi and Torres, we have helped many clients throughout Florida understand their rights in eviction proceedings. Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for your free consultation with an experienced Florida eviction attorney.