Hollywood, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I rented a studio. Became ill from mold and mildew inside and outside..city officers found the place to be illegal.

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A: If you've rented a studio in Florida that has issues with mold and mildew, and city officials have deemed the place to be illegal, there are several steps you should consider taking. First and foremost, document the issues thoroughly with clear photos and videos, both inside and outside the studio, as this documentation can serve as crucial evidence. Next, notify your landlord in writing about the mold and mildew problems, requesting prompt resolution. Keep a copy of this written notice for your records.

You should also ask your landlord to make the necessary repairs to eliminate the mold and mildew, as they are generally responsible for maintaining the habitability of the rental property. If your health has been affected by the mold exposure, seek medical attention and document any related health issues. Continue working with local authorities who have already found the place to be illegal, as they may take actions against the landlord or the property.

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