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Gov. DeSantis will allow eviction moratorium to expire on Oct. 1

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Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-30 17:44:11-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced he will allow the Executive Order,20-211, the order establishing the moratorium on evictions and foreclosures, to expire.

The most recent Order is set to expire on October 1, 2020.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently enacted a nationwide residential evictions Order that provides federal eviction relief to persons who submit a valid Declaration to their landlord regarding their inability to pay rent.

Gov. DeSantis' Executive Order 20-211 had provided a limited, one-month extension of state eviction relief to persons affected by the COVID-19 emergency.

DeSantis started the moratorium on April 2.

Executive Orders 20- 121, 20-13 7, 20-159, and 20-180 and as amended herein, until 12:0 l a.m. on October 1. 2020.

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The moratorium pertaining to the State’s mortgage foreclosure and eviction relief was permitted to expire to avoid any confusion over whether the CDC’s evictions Order should apply in a particular circumstance.

The CDC’s evictions Order expires on December 31, 2020, unless extended.