TALLAHASSEE, Florida – Governor Ron DeSantis’ suspension of evictions for Florida tenants expires on Thursday, October 1st.
The expiration of the order comes because many Floridians feared they would be thrown from their homes.
At the end of August, Governor DeSantis extended Executive Ordinance 20-180, which stopped evictions for Floridians. until 12:01 p.m. on October 1st. Executive Order 20-180 was the fifth time Governor DeSantis extended the eviction ban.
The evacuation discharge from the state is running out, so there is no uncertainty as to whether the eviction order of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should apply.
The CDC has issued a state-wide order granting federal evacuation relief to people who have provided their landlord with a valid rental statement.
This CDC order is expected to expire on December 31st unless renewed.
The pandemic caused record-breaking unemployment in the state and left many tenants unable to pay their landlords.
Court clerks in some counties suspended eviction requests by order of the governor, but others did not. Before the extension, many feared they would be given eviction orders and beaten
be homeless in a few days.
Below is the Executive Order signed by Governor DeSantis:
However, experts believe that tenants evicted due to the financial impact of the pandemic should try to negotiate a payment plan or an agreement with the landlord.
Renters evicted during the suspension period can contact the Legal Department www.bals.org.