Renters impacted by Ian may have a difficult time recovering especially if they don't have insurance for their belongings

Anyone living in a storm damaged rental should make a request for repairs in writing. If things aren’t fixed in 7 days the tenant can exercise their right to withhold rent but there’s nothing to stop the property owner from filing an eviction with the court. Consumer attorney Charles Gallagher said renters will also need to deposit the rent they would have paid the landlord with the clerk of court. “It is somewhat unfair for tenants in the state of Florida, for a tenant to maintain a defense under an eviction you must post their money with a court.”