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Yes, you can resubmit your motion and paperwork to the court in a motion to reconsider. The court may or may not grant your motion to reconsider, but it is certainly an option. However, the Florida law states in part:
83.201 Notice to landlord of failure to maintain or repair, rendering premises wholly untenantable; right to withhold rent.—When the lease is silent on the procedure to be followed to effect repair or maintenance and the payment of rent relating thereto, yet affirmatively and expressly places the obligation for same upon the landlord, and the landlord has failed or refused to do so, rendering the leased premises wholly untenantable, the tenant may withhold rent after notice to the landlord. The tenant shall serve the landlord, in the manner prescribed by s. 83.20(3), with a written notice declaring the premises to be wholly untenantable, giving the landlord at least 20 days to make the specifically described repair or maintenance, and stating that the tenant will withhold the rent for the next rental period and thereafter until the repair or maintenance has been performed. The lease may provide for a longer period of time for repair or maintenance.
Is the lease silent on the issue? Also, did you comply with that law by giving the landlord at least 20 days written notice to fix the issue before withholding rent? You mentioned a 7 day notice, but that would not be sufficient.