Orlando residents receive eviction notices after DeSantis issues order to temporarily stop them

ORLANDO, Fla. — Just days after Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an order to temporarily stop evictions, some Baldwin Park renters said they have received notices that they must move out for failing to pay rent.

Residents at the Majestic apartments in Baldwin Park said they have received eviction notices.

“It simply says if I’m not paid by the 9th they’re going to start taking actions to take the premises,” a resident said.

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DeSantis’ order suspends evictions because of nonpayment of rent for 45 days.

Channel 9 took the issue to real estate attorney Barry Miller.

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"In the 9th Judicial circuit, which is Orange and Osceola County, the chief judge has issued an order that said that the clerk will not take any action on those eviction processes. So, if the landlord filed the eviction, they will not issue the summons or if one has already been issued and served they will not issue a default and they will not issue the writ of possession,” said Miller.

Miller said if your rental office agrees to make an arrangement, make sure to get it in writing.

Karen Parks

Karen Parks, WFTV.com

Karen Parks is a reporter at WFTV.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.