Pompano Beach, FL asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: New Rental looks nothing like original listing, there are some Extreme damages, what can I do?

We found the property during COVID-19 so we weren’t able to see it because of the quarantine the owner lives in New York and agent is nasty, home Has extreme damages gaping holes,running toilets, There is horrid smell that engulfs the entire area Come to find out it’s the laundry machine the inside is filthy it looks like mold and mildew covering the inside, the bedrooms have rust in all of the bathrooms, Both toilets Are malfunctioning the hardware is not even attached to the wall plus there was urine on the floor, every wall is Covered in Dings, the stairs sqweek, stains on the wood floor, plus entire Home looks nothing like the listing the walls are a completely different color I mean it’s unrecognizable. Condition is hazardous especially considering there might be mold and my partner has serious health conditions we don’t even want to move in and We were supposed to move in tomorrow how can we get out of this

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Don't move in; ask for your deposit back. The owner is in breach of contract.

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