In Broward, Florida, the 17th judicial circuit has taken the liberty to cancel all foreclosure auctions until the end of the year. Any foreclosures that had already been scheduled for that period must be rescheduled.
However, another Florida county, Miami-Dade, has not been ordered to halt foreclosure sales. Yet, County Clerk of the Court Harvey Ruvin has said that “as a matter of custom and tradition” he will shut down sales for the final two weeks of the year.
At this same time last year major lenders also halted evictions. Yet this year was different as terrible paperwork and faulty legal processes had already slowed the process down for many loan servicers starting as early as September.