I currently have an over worked old air conditioning system that takes all day to cool my home and brought my light bill cost to the highest numbers I've ever had. I have also asked the landlord to have professionals come out to look at the dark stuff coming out of the vents which could be or appears to be mold and or mildew. They continue to send non uniformed men whom have no idea what they are doing, just come to my home and look around. I also have a washer and dryer which is out dated and I have to dry one load numerous amounts of times before my clothing dries.
There is no withholding of rent in FL. You can hire a lawyer to send a 7 day notice to repair or on day 8 you get to break the lease and move out. There is no legal remedy to force someone to repair their own home otherwise.
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I wouldn't do that if i were you; if so, you will very likely be served with an eviction complaint, and that filing alone will make it very difficult to rent elsewhere in the future. You may have remedies, but its not likely that withholding rent is one of them. Consult a good local tenants lawyer for a more thorough explanation, and to draw up a plan of action.
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