Does a Tenant Have to Pay the Lease Early Termination Fee if the Apartment or Home has Mold?

We frequently receive inquiries from potential clients concerning whether the landlord is allowed to charge the two-month early termination fee / liquidated damages which are contained in the addendum to the Lease, if the tenant needs to move out of the unit due to the landlord's failure to maintain the leased premises.  If the tenant follow the proper steps, the tenant can avoid being responsible for these charges or penalties. Florida Lease Early Termination Fee Starting in 2004, Florida landlord were allowed to charge an early termination fee (also known as liquidated damages) not to exceed two months of rent.  In order to charge the early termination fee, a separately signed lease addendum is required to be attached to [...]