My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: FL
Recently moved into a condo. never spoke to the owner. A property manager handles all matters pertaining to the condo. The property manager is also the listing agent for the condo.
The property manager's assistant gave me a tour of the building and the unit.
I liked the building and signed the lease. After I moved in I see that there is heavy construction going on in the building. They are redoing the balconies and railings on the outside. The noise is deafening and vibrates through the building. You can't speak on the phone. I can barely sit on the couch without losing my head. I was hoping I would somehow work around it. After the first month I came to a conclusion that I can't live like this. Let the property manager know that I have to move out and cannot continue in the building. I told them I was disappointed with them that they did not disclose the full details of the construction in the building.
We had long conversations on the phone about the matter and property manager is telling me that they and the owner were not aware of the construction themselves. I think that is bunch of BS. The owner of the condo should be fully familiar with the construction happening in his own condominium especially when the cost runs up to about 2 million dollars, and each condo owner has to pay their share.
The owner is ok with letting me out of the lease, but said that I am responsible for the rent, till they find the next tenant. The only caveat right now is that the condo association has a ruling that you can only rent the condo once a year. The owner is going to approach the condo association and make a request to rent the unit again.
1) If the owner is not able to get permission to rent the unit again. Am I liable for the rent for the rest of the year (8 months left on the lease)?
2) Were the owner and property manager obligated to tell me that there is construction happening in the building? (There are other tenants in the building that have moved out for the same reasons)
3) What are my legal options here?