If you are a business owner in South Florida, you may feel like the walls are closing in.

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced you to close, or seriously restrict hours and limit your customer capacity. You’ve gotten behind on your rent, and you still haven’t received your government loan through the payroll protection program.

If you’re a landlord, you’ve got your own struggles. Your tenants’ business may be down the tubes, or they’ve lost their job.

They can’t make the rent, and because of the current moratorium on evictions and foreclosures,  you have no recourse. The moratorium will expire soon, but that’s not the only issue. With courts closed to all but essential proceedings, and no writs of possession being issued by the clerks, the eviction and foreclosure processes can’t move forward, regardless of the restrictions.

Attorney Paul Burkhart can guide you through this challenging time.

He says if you’re a landlord, file paperwork anyway to initiate eviction or foreclosure, complaints are being processed even if they aren’t being acted on. This may keep you from getting caught in the crush when courts do reopen.

If you have a COVID-19 related landlord-tenant dispute that needs to be resolved, Paul Burkhart can help. Call him or visit paulburkhart.net.