First off this is in Florida.
The front door of my residence was kicked in and the landlord has hinted at making me, the tenant, responsible to pay for a new door, frame, and paint. While in the residence they stole various electronics, ammunition and firearm accessories, a personally owned handgun, and one which belongs to the police department I work for.
In my lease under “Maintenance/Inspection” it states:
Tenant agrees that they have fully inspected the premises and accepts the conditions of the premises in “as is” condition with no warranties or promises expressed or implied. Tenant shall maintain the premises in good, clean, and tenantable condition throughout the tenancy, keep all plumbing fixtures in good repair, use all electrical, plumbing, heating, cooling, appliances, and other equipment in a reasonable manor, removing all garbage in a clean and sanitary manor. In the event tenant or tenant’s guests or invitees cause any damage to the premises, landlord may at its option repair same and tenant shall pay for the expenses of same on demand or landlord may require tenant repair same, all charges incurred as additional rent. Tenant shall be fully responsible for, and agrees to maintain and repair at tenant’s expense, the following: A/ C filters, extermination, lawn/shrubbery, locks/keys, screening, smoke alarm(s). In the event a major repair to the premises must be made which will necessitate the tenant’s vacating the premises, landlord may at its option terminate this agreement and tenant agrees to vacate the premises holding landlord harmless for any damages suffered if any. Tenant shall notify landlord immediately of any maintenance needed or repair in writing. Tent agrees they shall immediately test the smoke detector and shall maintain same.
At the end of the lease agreement, under “Additional Stipulations” it states:
Tenant will be responsible for the first $75 of all repairs unless due to tenant negligence in which case tenant will be responsible for 100% of repair cost.
The landlord has also stated today while talking to her about the door that she wants me to pay for repairs to the well after we were left without water for a day due to an ant binding up the pressure switch on the pump. This occurred months ago.
Can she require I pay for a new front door after a burglary and for the repairs to the pump? Neither were caused by my negligence or anything which I could have prevented.