Entries by Philippe Revah

Florida Law Governing Tenant Security Deposits

Under Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes, also known as Florida’s Landlord and Tenant Act, under certain circumstances, a Landlord may make a claim on the Tenant’s Security deposit.  But there are important procedural steps that both landlords and tenants should be familiar with regarding claims on security deposits.

Is the Eviction Moratorium Constitutional

In connection with the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act), which included a 120-day prohibition of eviction proceedings for “covered property” (i.e., properties with federally-backed mortgages) was into law on Mach 27, 2020.

Evictions During Coronavirus

Governor DeSantis signed Executive Order Number 20-94 (Emergency Management – COVID -19 – Mortgage Foreclosure and Eviction Relief) on April 2, 2020, suspending all non-payment rental evictions and mortgage foreclosures until May 17, 2020. Based on Section 3 of the Governor’s Executive Order, tenants are not relieved of their legal obligation to pay rent.