Governor Extends Florida Foreclosure and Eviction Moratorium Until August 1

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued a last-minute extension of Florida’s moratorium of evictions and mortgage foreclosures until August 1, 2020.

DeSantis suspended mortgage foreclosure and eviction actions in Florida on April 2, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor’s original executive order was set to expire on June 2, 2020. The Governor then extended the moratorium until July 1st and now issued another extension until August 1st.

Florida’s eviction suspension only applies to non-payment of rent by residential tenants.

Nothing in the executive order shall be construed as relieving an individual from their obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments.