The 17th Judicial Circuit has issued an administrative order reopening residential eviction proceedings in Broward County starting June 3, 2020. The provisions of this AO apply to any residential eviction case based on non-payment filed on or after March 27, 2020, and shall automatically expire on July 28, 2020, unless amended.
Eviction Orders: Florida’s Local, State and Federal Moratoriums
Various orders have been issued by Federal, State and Local Government authorities concerning evictions. This article summarizes the various laws and executive orders as they apply to Florida property owners.
Broward Associations: Acknowledgement and Rejection
On September 10, 2013, the Broward County Commission voted to enact an amendment to its Code of Ordinances prohibiting discriminatory practices in real estate transactions. This includes Homeowner Associations and Cooperative Associations who review prospective purchase and lease applicants. The rules require that the association acknowledge receipt of a completed application within ten (10) days of submission. If the application package is incomplete, the acknowledgment letter must include a list of missing or incomplete items. Within forty-five (45) days after receipt of a completed application, the association must reject or approve the application and if rejected, must state the reason(s).
Notice of Claim on Security Deposit
Fla. Stat. 84.49(3)(a)…Upon the vacating of the premises for termination of the lease, if the landlord does not intend to impose a claim on the security deposit, the landlord shall have 15 days to return the security deposit together with interest if otherwise required, or the landlord shall have 30 days to give the tenant written notice by certified mail …
Order to Post Money to the Court Registry
Many times during the pendency of an eviction case, whether residential or commercial, the Court will enter an order requiring the Tenant to post money into the Court registry. The Order may also include language that requires the Tenant to continue to post rent money to the registry of the court when each new payment becomes due. The Fourth District Court of Appeal recently issued an opinion on this very issue in a commercial tenant eviction.
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