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Can one put rent money in a special account till leaky roof is fixed along with the ceiling inside cleaned and free of mold

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Can on put rent money in a special account till the leaky roof is fixed along with the molded ceiling

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Month to month lease last lease expired s2 years ago

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Punta gorda fla

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This is cause me more problems with my breathing I am on a cpap machine

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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will try to help you. Please remember I just report or interpret the law, so the outcome may not be what you hoped for.

You have the right to withhold rent but before you do so you must give the landlord at least 7 days written notice of the problem that needs repair and you must state if not repaired you will withhold rent. Here is the link to 83.60 http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0083/Sections/0083.60.html

If the premises are rendered totally uninhabitable, then you can use 83.201 to withhold rent. Here is the link to that section. http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0000-0099/0083/Sections/0083.201.html

Since what you describe does not appear to make the premises wholly uninhabitable, I suggest you use the first procedure under 83.60. Hopefully the landlord will respond to resolve the problem.

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