I am not sure what your specific question is, however, Florida Statute 83.51 does outline what obligations a landlord has to maintain his or her rental property. This same statute also allows these statutory obligations to be modified if you are renting a single family house or duplex. If you have a written lease, you should refer to the terms of the lease to see what you may have agreed to repair or maintain. If you cannot resolve this issue with your landlord, I suggest that you consult with a local attorney for a complete review of the lease and your specific question.
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It appears somebody took Chapter 83 of the Florida Statutes and modified them.
Generally, a lease agreement and the terms within will control the obligations of a landlord and a tenant. The lease agreement may only modify the rights granted in s. 83 in limited ways.
I recommend you arrange a consultation with a local landlord and tenant attorney to have your lease agreement reviewed and compared to the repair issues you are confronting.
Best of luck.
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