Giant hole opens up in family's apartment

Kenneth City, Florida -- A Bay area family is relocatingafter dealing with a soggy situation at their Kenneth City apartment.

Michelle Thomas has lived in her apartment for the past couple of months and everything's been pretty normal, until last week when a hole the size of a hot tub opened up in her living room, and heavy summer rains have made the problems even worse.

"It's approximately a 10x10-foot hole," she says.

Thomas says she first noticed a leak in her roof a few weeks back, but never expected this.

Her complex is managed by Avesta properties and they tell us they offered Thomas new keys to a new apartment after they were notified of the hole.

Thomas signed a lease to her new apartment hours after showing 10 News the hole.

According to Florida law, when it comes to the renters' rights, landlords must make sure the place they are renting you is safe and reliable. If your place is damaged and destroyed you can vacate. For more information, visit http://www.flsenate.gov/laws/statutes/2011/83.63

For a renters insurance checklist, visit http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/local/2014/06/10/most-renters-dont-have-20-fire-protection/10279291/.


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