The Landlord will not remove the mold in my Florida apartment. What are my rights?
In the State of Florida, mold is a very serious problem in homes and apartments. The presence of mold can cause Florida tenants to become sick as well destroy their possessions if mold is found on them. Unfortunately for many tenants, their Florida Landlords are negligent in taking the proper measures in removing the mold. What recourse do Tenants have if mold is found in their home or apartment?
A Florida Tenant does have the right to withhold rent from their Landlord or terminate the lease if the Landlord refuses to remove the mold. Pursuant to Florida Statutes a Tenant must give the Landlord a seven (7) day notice to cure stating that they intend to either withhold rent or terminate the lease if the mold is not removed. The letter must be given seven (7) days prior to the commencement of the next rental period. Do not withhold rent without giving the seven (7) day notice. Failure to do so entitles the Landlord to bring eviction proceedings against the Tenant regardless of the presence of mold. Aside from above discussion, Broward Eviction Attorneys always recommend having renter’s insurance. If you are a Tenant that has discovered mold in your apartment or home, contact 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC today at (954) 323-2529.