Will Landlords Face a Rush to Court to File Evictions After Coronavirus Restrictions Are Lifted?
There is little we can say with certainty about 2020. 2021 is prepared to be nearly as volatile, and it is difficult to make predictions about what it will hold. What is certain is that there is a backlog of eviction cases that have been pending during the public health crisis. It is likely that the courts in Florida and across the country will find the dockets of their housing courts packed as soon as these bans are lifted, and landlords should be prepared to face a wait of weeks – or even months – to have their eviction cases heard.
What a Lawyer Can Do To Help Landlords Prepare Now
Landlords who have a good working relationship with a real estate attorney will find that they are better prepared for the difficulties to come in the housing courts of the United States. A lawyer can help you gather evidence, document lease violations, and draft pleadings that are ready to be filed as soon as evictions are allowed again. An eviction attorney will also keep current on the changes being made to the eviction process across the country. It is possible, for example, that courts might create a priority system to allow the oldest or most urgent eviction cases to be heard first.
A lawyer can help you get the highest priority possible for your case. A real estate attorney can also help you with any logistical challenges to enforcing your eviction orders. Such orders must be carried out by the appropriate law enforcement agency, but with so many eviction cases being heard at once, it is possible that this process will be slowed down as well. Whatever challenges arise to landlords pursuing evictions in 2021, you will be in a better position to face them with a real estate lawyer on your side.
Call 407.452.4918 or contact us online for a consultation with the Florida eviction lawyers at Quattrochi & Torres.