Some creditors and loan servicers are jumping the gun in pursuing foreclosures, HOA liens, COA liens. The federal government is also taking the position that it’s okay to pursue cases already in litigation. We had to file a motion to abate arguing that the moratorium preventing involuntary collection activity includes cases already in litigation — which is well supported by case law.
None of these things should happening while the moratoriums are still in place. For mortgages and tenant evictions in Florida, that means we are in a holding pattern until July 2 when the foreclosure and eviction moratorium is set to expire. This includes actions on other liens as well. Florida Statute Section 702.09 defines mortgages to include HOA and COA liens so they have to put things in park, same as other traditional mortgages.
It also appears that certain banks are not honoring mandatory forbearance requirements — if you have received any messages, letters or phone calls re: SPECIAL FORBEARANCE options, please reach out to us asap to help make sure that this goes smoothly.
We’re here to help ensure the transitions occurring now due to COVID and temporary reduced wages occurs as smoothly as possible. Please use our knowledge to help your family.