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On August 31, 2020, Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-211 extending the current limited moratorium on evictions and foreclosures in Florida until October 1, 2020. As we stated in our last e-mail update, the moratorium now only prevents a residential foreclosure from proceeding to the final action (foreclosure sale) if the foreclosure is the result of non-payment, and the non-payment is by a borrower who has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 emergency. Affected” as a loss of employment, diminished wages or business income, or other monetary loss realized during the Florida State of Emergency directly impacting the borrower’s ability to make the mortgage payments. The moratorium on evictions suspends the final action in an eviction (issuance of the Writ of Possession) if the eviction is based on the non-payment of rent.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Order or any other matters related to COVID-19, please do not hesitate to reach out to one of the attorneys at the Sorenson Van Leuven Law Firm.