Under Florida law, tenant rights are specified in the Florida Statutes at Part II, Chapter 83, the Florida Residential Landlord-Tenant Act.
A tenant is entitled to the right of private, peaceful possession of the dwelling. The landlord must rent a dwelling that is fit to be lived in. It must have working plumbing, hot water, and heating, be structurally sound, and have reasonable security, including working and locking doors and windows, and it must be free of pests. The landlord also must comply with local health, building, and safety codes. Once rented, the dwelling is the tenant’s to use lawfully.