My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Florida.
We signed lease, gave security deposit and first month's rent on Sept 1, 2011. Found when we arrived (with all our stuff) that the apartment was NOT ready to move into. at least fifteen different problems, including baseboards missing in bathroom, and spider/insect problems. Electricla outlets not working and so on. Manager and owner bs.'d us for two weeks about fixing these items. Wrote all down and gave to them. New owner bought place two weeks after we moved in. Again gave new manager "Written List" of problems including the dates. That was two weeks ago. Now it's time to pay rent again, and nothing has been done. I am also hearing from neighbors talking to maintenece guys that the new owner wants to raise the rent starting in Novemember? Can he do this, and what are my options while we save money and look for new place to live. Right now we cannot move anywhere as all our savings went to new electric deposit, and water deposits. Until we can afford to move what can we do to protect ourselves?