Those facts may give you a defense to the eviction (about which you posted no facts.)
See a LL-T attorney.
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Under Florida Statue 83.60, if you want to withhold rent due to a material non-compliance by the landlord, you must first properly give a 7 day notice to the landlord specifying the non-compliance. If you failed to give proper notice to the landlord, you may have waived that defense to a suit for eviction.
I recommend that you consult with a local attorney a.s.a.p. to review the specific facts of your situation.
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