Hollywood, FL asked in Real Estate Law for Florida

Q: When the pandemic started i lost my job. Havent payed rent. Havent gotten an eviction notice. what can i do?

As soon as i lost my income i couldnt pay rent so i just stopped. I never got a phone call or a visit. A few months later the realtor shows up and claims hes been calling me. The owner was on the phone and was cursing and calling me a deadbeat. Told me to pay or get out.

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Seril L Grossfeld
Seril L Grossfeld
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL

A: There are local programs which offer assistance in paying rent, in addition to the enhanced federal unemployment benefits. As of right now evictions are stayed and if filed the clerk cannot issue writs of possession, meaning even if you are evicted you cannot be removed at the moment. This may change July 1, but until evictions are reinstated you cannot be forced out of your residence, but you should start planning for the future and look into getting rental assistance or applying for unemployment benefits if you have not already done so.

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