Governor DeSantis extends mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief to July 1


FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a news conference on in Tallahassee, Fla. A federal judge has ruled that the Florida law requiring felons to pay legal fees as part of their sentences before regaining the vote is unconstitutional for those unable to pay, or unable to find out how much they owe. U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle has acknowledged he is unlikely to have the last word, expecting the administration of Republican Gov. DeSantis to launch an appeal. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — Governor Ron DeSantis extended relief Tuesday for those facing mortgage foreclosure and evictions to July 1, 2020.

I have issued an executive order extending the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures until July 1st. We are committed to getting Floridians back on their feet as we move forward with our Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fl)

The order first issued on April 2 does the following:

  • Suspends and tolls any statute providing for a mortgage foreclosure cause of action under Florida law for 45 days, including any extensions.
  • Suspends and tolls any statute providing for an eviction cause of action under Florida law solely as it relates to non-payment of rent by residential tenants due to the COVID-19 emergency, including any extensions.
  • Nothing in this Executive Order shall be construed as relieving an individual from their obligation to make mortgage payments or rent payments.


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