On March 17, 2020, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly issued an Executive Order No. 20-06 (“Order”). In order to mitigate the economic effects of the spread of COVID-19, the Order directs and orders all financial institutions operating in Kansas to “temporarily suspend the initiation of any mortgage foreclosure efforts or judicial proceedings and any commercial or residential eviction efforts or judicial proceedings until May 1, 2020.” The Order is effective as of March 17, 2020.
While the Order does not specifically address completion or continuation of proceedings that were already initiated as of the effective date of the Order, the intent and spirit of the Order is to cease foreclosure and eviction proceedings. Out of an abundance of caution, pending further clarification from the Governor and the courts, we recommend the cancelation of sales and suspension of judicial proceedings related to foreclosure and eviction through and including May 1, 2020. We will be placing all such matters on hold until after May 1, 2020 or until such time as we receive further guidance.
- Posted by Matt Shrake
- On March 18, 2020