Coronavirus Lay Offs, Unpaid Rent, and Evictions: What Can You Do?

Has your job has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you find yourself wondering how you’re going to pay rent this month or next month? What happens when you don’t pay rent? Will you be evicted? We’ve heard these questions from many of our clients and members of the community. Our leaders in the city, state, and federal government are working to find a solution to these problems. However, as of now, there are no free rides.

If you, like many other Americans, find yourself out of work due to the Coronavirus Pandemic and are unable to pay your monthly rent, the first thing you should do is notify your landlord. Pursuant to your lease and Florida Statute Chapter 83, you must notify your landlord in writing of your inability to pay due to unemployment and/or lack of income.

If you’re struggling to find the means to pay rent or are being evicted due to the Coronavirus lay-offs, please contact our office for a free consultation and up-to-date information about the options that may be available to you!

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