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Time’s Up: Florida’s Ban on Evicting Delinquent Tenants Has Lapsed

Time’s Up: Florida’s Ban on Evicting Delinquent Tenants Has Lapsed

Upon the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Florida, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-52 on March 9, 2020, and declared a state of emergency for the entire State of Florida.

In addition, Gov. DeSantis entered Executive Order 20-94 on April 2, 2019. Per the Order, the Governor barred evictions and halted the capacity of Florida landlords to initiate eviction proceedings against their tenants for failing to pay rent. That Executive Order was originally set to lapse on May 17, 2020 but was extended five (5) times by the Governor.