i am currently living at an apartment complex and i have no water pressure. theres barely any water coming out of the faucets and showers/bathtubs. i have put in numerous work orders and even talked to the manager at the property about the issue. they have sent maintenance over to change the shower heads but that didnt work. so then they told me that a plumbing company has to come out and repipe the building. this has been going on for months. just recently i was told they had found a company to do the work and now today the company cant do the work. so back to square one. they have to find a company to do the work and in the meantime im home with 3 children and barely any water to bathe or even wash up with.i have been living at this property for almost 5 years. what should i do?
I'd say due to the chronic nature of the problem, the safety issues involved, and the LL's refusal/inability to remedy it, it's time to find another place to live.
You could demand the LL fix the water pressure, and if it has not done so within 7 days of delivering a proper "7 day notice" under Section 83.56 Florida Statutes (see below), you may have the right to terminate the Lease (or receive a rent reduction or even be excused from paying rent if you have to move out temporarily). Sending the notice very often 'speed up' the LL, but be advised, there's also good chance this could could precipitate an eviction action against you however; so I suggest you first consult with a good local real estate attorney before sending the notice,just to be sure you have a case and are within your rights.
Hope this helps.
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Florida Statute, §83.56 states that if your landlord fails to comply with a material provision of the lease within 7 days after you have provided them written notice specifying the non-compliance and indicating your intention to terminate the lease if the problem is not remedied, you may terminate the lease and move out.
I would suggest you send the written notice required above and if it is not cured within 7 days you may terminate the lease. Be aware, however, that the Landlord does not need to fully comply, just take material steps to cure the non-compliance. I would suggest you contact a local landlord and tenant attorney to protect your rights. Good luck!
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