It is a surprise to no one that COVID Is a global pandemic and threat to public health. Governor DeSantis implemented a series of stays of evictions in Florida. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) have also extended a temporary moratorium in Palm Beach County on evictions.
Most landlords are stressed by their inability to receive rents due on a current basis and have been struggling throughout the pandemic, as many renters have been unable to pay rent since March. The law office of Richard S. Weinstein, P.A., can help guide you through these issues.
During the latest moratorium, a renter is protected from eviction if they expect to earn less than $99,000 in annual income in 2020, they were not required to report any income to the IRS in 2019 or received an economic impact payment or stimulus check.
Under the latest rules, renters who are eligible for eviction protection must provide a declaration, stating they have used their best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing, are eligible for eviction protection, are unable to pay the full rent due to loss of wages, are using their best efforts to make partial payments to the landlord, and that they would be homeless if evicted.
Renters seeking protection must submit a declaration form from the CDC and must agree that they understand that they must still pay rent or make a housing payment, and comply with other obligations that are in the lease agreement, or similar contract, that fees, penalties, or interest for not paying rent or making a housing payment on time as required by the lease agreement may still be charged or collected, understand that at the end of the moratorium, the landlord may require payment in full for all payments not made before and during the temporary halt and failure to pay may be subject to eviction according to state and local laws.
Landlords who violate the CDC’s eviction moratorium are subject to severe penalties, including hefty fines up to $250,000. It is important to understand that nothing in these moratoria prevents Landlords from being entitled to the full rent to which they are owed under the lease.. Once the pandemic is over, the rent bill for past and current rent does not go away. Do not rely on this general overview to ascertain your own personal rights and obligations during this difficult time. To understand how these moratoria affect you, call Richard Weinstein to advise you of your rights. He can help you through this process.
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