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Old 04-16-2009, 05:36 AM
 
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We have been dealing with rats, cockroaches, and other critters since the day we moved into our unit 1.5 years ago. Our landlord put in writing that she would take care of this issue when we moved in....and has not. Now it is time to pay the rent again. We are planning on moving out of here within the next few weeks. Don't we have some tenant rights to NOT pay her the remaining portion owed?! Please help!
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Post Information about Florida's Tenant/Landlord Law

Summary of Florida Landlord/Tenant Law
Florida Landlord/Tenant Law Division of Consumer Services, DOACS (http://www.800helpfla.com/landlord_text.html - broken link)

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Division of Consumer Services
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2005 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32399-6500

Consumer Services Hotline:
1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) - Florida only
1-800-FL-AYUDA (352-9832) - En EspaƱol
850-488-2221 - Calling from outside of Florida


REFERENCES:

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (2004-09). Florida's Landlord/Tenant Law. Retrieved April 16, 2009 from Florida Landlord/Tenant Law Division of Consumer Services, DOACS (http://www.800helpfla.com/landlord_text.html - broken link)

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. (2004-09). Contact Us. Retrieved April 16, 2009 from Contact Us - Division of Consumer Services, DOACS (http://www.800helpfla.com/contactus.html - broken link)
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Old 04-16-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Hialeah
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Don't pay your rent. Before rent day call the police and tell then you need to speak to the sheriff concerning this matter. Only the courts can evict you and in some instances the eviction process can take as much as 3 months.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:43 PM
 
Location: FL
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Call the health department. If you don't pay and get evicted you will have a hard time renting. I don't think that is the way to go. Are you on a lease or month to month?
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