Almost regardless of the question, the answer you get from your knowledgeable South Florida landlord-tenant attorney is probably going to be “it depends” most of the time. Very few things in the law are always “yes or no;” most require a deep dive into the unique facts of the case.
That, however, isn’t always true. The law can be very strict sometimes. The key, whether you are a commercial landlord or a tenant in Florida, is understanding what your obligations are and what leeway you do (or don’t) have on fulfilling those obligations. This is one of the vital areas where your experienced attorney will be able to help greatly.
The issue of “extenuating circumstances” and what difference they will (or won’t) make when it comes to your commercial eviction case is more important than ever here in this time of COVID-19. As we all know, for a significant period of time during the previous year, almost everything — even the courthouse and the court clerk’s office — was shut down to slow the spread of the virus. So, what happens if you (or your tenant) are under an obligation to pay money into the court registry on a certain date during a time of emergency… be it a natural disaster or a viral pandemic?