Florida landlords can now start eviction proceedings against residential tenants for nonpayment of rent. Under Executive Order Number 20-180 landlords are allowed to serve three day notices and file evictions against non-paying tenants. However, writs of possession cannot be issued until after September 1, 2020.

Landlords are still able to file commercial evictions and residential evictions for other matters, including lease violations, holdover tenants, and termination of month to month tenancies. The courts are allowed to enter final judgments and issue writs of possession if the eviction proceeding is unrelated to nonpayment of rent.

You can read the order by clicking here. Please contact our office if you have questions.