Q: If my landlord has been proven to be negligent and reckless, which caused an explosion that has rendered me permanently
disabled and can't work, do I still have to pay rent. We have an active demand against him which was due on July 30; and he ignored us.
A: Yes. Your contract to pay rent has nothing to do with his negligence towards you. If you don't pay rent, he can evict you. Time to get an attorney involved.
A: OK so if your landlord was negligent in causing you to be injured and disabled, then you would have a claim directly against your landlord for damages. You should retain counsel here in Florida on contingency fee, which means you don’t pay anything unless you win the case.
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