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Old 11-05-2013, 11:48 AM
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I am a renter and contacted the landlord about a hazardous tree on the property. FP&L stated that the tree is a danger to anyone who may be around when its branches start to fall off. The branches are already falling off. Over the past 2 weeks we have paid out of pocket to have limbs cut down that were falling on our vehicles because the land lord took forever to have someone come out. When I told them about this tree the comment was that it was not near the house so they werent touching it. $1000 is what we have already paid to have trees trimmed and removed. If it is not in the lease for it to be the renters responsibility, who is technically responsible to take care of a hazardous tree? We have a dog and a child in the home who happen to actually use the back yard.
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Old 11-05-2013, 12:26 PM
Location: Sarasota/ Bradenton - University Pkwy area
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The state of FL has all of the statutes regarding tenants/landlords available on line by the state, under Chapter 83. You may want to look through the statutes to see if there is something that pertains to your specific situation.

- Chapter 83 - 2012 Florida Statutes - The Florida Senate
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:54 AM
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you might want to go to the Renter forum here, which is under Real Estate.

I think you need to start with documenting the request(along with noting the dangers) and sending certified/return receipt mail to landlord.

You might consider a half hour consultation with a real estate attorney that specializes in landlord tenant law. Probably $150 or less for the consultation.
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Old 11-06-2013, 08:25 PM
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if the leaves are falling on cars then surely they are capable of falling on people
why doesn't the city either fine the landlord until he has them trimmed/taken down as public hazard or do the work and bill the landlord...
I know that has happened in TX when trees were endangering the public...
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