Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1134
       By Senator Pizzo
       38-00976-22                                           20221134__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to a landlord’s obligation to maintain
    3         premises; amending s. 83.51, F.S.; requiring certain
    4         landlords to provide functioning facilities for air
    5         conditioning; providing an effective date.
    7  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
    9         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (2) of section
   10  83.51, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   11         83.51 Landlord’s obligation to maintain premises.—
   12         (2)(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, in addition to
   13  the requirements of subsection (1), the landlord of a dwelling
   14  unit other than a single-family home or duplex shall, at all
   15  times during the tenancy, make reasonable provisions for:
   16         1. The extermination of rats, mice, roaches, ants, wood
   17  destroying organisms, and bedbugs. When vacation of the premises
   18  is required for such extermination, the landlord is not liable
   19  for damages but shall abate the rent. The tenant must
   20  temporarily vacate the premises for a period of time not to
   21  exceed 4 days, on 7 days’ written notice, if necessary, for
   22  extermination pursuant to this subparagraph.
   23         2. Locks and keys.
   24         3. The clean and safe condition of common areas.
   25         4. Garbage removal and outside receptacles therefor.
   26         5. Functioning facilities for air-conditioning, heat during
   27  winter, running water, and hot water.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.