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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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