Are there any already or do you foresee statewide moratoriums going into place on evictions, rent payments or mortgage payments?
There is not currently a statewide moratorium on evictions, rent payments, or mortgage payments and I don’t know if we can expect that at this stage. The closest thing we have to a statewide moratorium on evictions was tucked in a Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order this week that suspended the requirement that court clerks issue writs of possession – a requirement for a person or family to be evicted. This order has caused confusion and some clerks are interpreting it to mean that they merely have the option to issue these writs. Some clerks’ offices are continuing to issue writs of possession.
Because there is no clear state directive, right now, everything is done piecemeal at the local level. Whether or not there is an eviction moratorium depends on your city, county, or in some cases, the judicial circuit you live in.
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