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    Default Tenant Wants Fixes, I Want Money

    we just moved a couple in a rental house in the middle of march.
    they said they would have rent for march and april for us on the first of april
    they havent given us a dime. they say they want the appliances in the house fixed before they pay us rent. we say we wont fix anything until they pay us rent and deposit.
    who is right??!
    i could understand if theyve given us a deposit or even the rent they owe us from march, but theyve given us nothing! how can they expect anything from us if they are currently living there for free?!

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    Default Re: Tenant Wants Fixes, I Want Money

    I think you need a local attorney for this.

    (warning: I am not a lawyer...just a person studying real estate for FL).

    As a landlord, you are supposed to have the unit in good condition, stuff working, habitable.

    If it is not habitable, and they continue to live there, they may be entitled to free rent - providing they have put their issues with the place in writing, given you a week to fix it from that date; and then take the issue to court.

    Right now, without knowing their side, it sounds like you have some freeloaders.
    And need a lawyer to handle collecting from them, evicting them, etc.

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    Default Re: Tenant Wants Fixes, I Want Money

    thanks for the reply!
    we delivered a 3 day notice to pay or leave to them but they have ignored our attempts to further collect. we are now going to take legal action. before we do so though, we are sending a letter to them to give us a list of the defective appliances, having them fixed and then if they dont have money for us after the fact, we now have papers for the court that we fixed all appliances and they have just refused altogether to pay rent to us.
    are there anymore steps we need to take?

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    Default Re: Tenant Wants Fixes, I Want Money

    This is in what state?

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    Default Re: Tenant Wants Fixes, I Want Money

    this is in florida, marion county.

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