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Posted by me on August 27, 2001 at 11:40:44:

In Reply to: Landlord Remove Water Softener to use for Himself! posted by Mike on August 27, 2001 at 09:39:53:

Be careful about sending off registered letters etc. (If you have no lease, the landlord might get pissed and be a jerk and kick you out.) You simply haven't given us enough info to give informed advice--do you have a lease, etc. And very few if any people who follow this board are familiar with Florida landlord-tenant laws. You may be on very firm legal footing or none at all.

: I live in Florida and lease a house. The landlord lives next to me in
: another house. One day last week, someone came and took the water
: softener off the well pump. In Florida, no one drinks or uses
: well-water straight.
: We asked about it and they said it was old and they were going to
: buy 2 new ones, one for their house and one for ours.
: We have been without decent drinking water for a week. The Real Estate Rental Agent states we need to pay $48 plus $12 more a month
: for a new water softener. We found out that the landlords softener
: broke, he took our's to use and now he wants us to pay for a new one
: on our house. Is this legal?

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