gaugellc, Home Buyer, Tallahassee, FL
First you should know your rights as a tenant. Google Florida Tenant landlord Act
Second make sure that you can actually afford the rent comfortably. poor payment history can follow you, even if you are not evicted.
Third, engage everything that runs on power, or has water flowing through it.
When in doubt, pay to have it inspected.
Finally, understand your lease BEFORE you sign it! Most ppl disregard this, and it can come back to haunt you.
A tenant and landlord both living up to their responsibilities makes everything.
Best of luck to you, and email me if you have further questions
Property Manager' in Tallahassee