This is a commonly asked question. The first place you should look is your lease. A good lease should spell out the landlord’s obligations to the tenant. You should also look at Section 83.51 of the Florida Statutes. Here is a link: Click Here
If the landlord is in violation of the lease or Section 83.51, you will need to serve him with a 7-day notice before you can withhold rent, or if the condition is so bad, terminate the lease. See Section 83.56 for information about the 7-day notice. Click Here
You should speak with an attorney to determine your legal rights and draft a proper 7-day notice to the landlord if necessary. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation with an Orlando landlord-tenant attorney.