Jenny Mann
Jenny Mann
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3 years ago
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We suspect there is mold in our house again, how do we get out of our lease?

We have lived in this house for 6 months. The whole time it has had a damp, sour smell to it regardless of how deep I clean, what I use etc. We complained to the landlord regarding the possibility of mold with a huge concern because we have been sick since shortly after we moved in, he did nothing until we started getting mold specialists opinions. He sent his own mold person out and as we suspected, there was severe mold growing under the floor, on the trusses of the floor etc. They "cleaned" it up and said it was taken care of. When it rains, water stands in the yard for a week, and runs under the house...the house is smelling again. I have also noticed that there is some cracks in the drywall of the window sills, that has fuzzy mold growing out of the cracks. The landlord just opened a new bar and says he is too busy to mess with the house right now. How do we get out of this lease, because I cant live knowing my family's health is in jeopardy because of his neglect. Help!!
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Karen Butler
Karen Butler
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Sounds like you are about halfway through your lease already which is good for you. Real estate contracts address it, but I don't think many leases contain a mold clause;Keep plenty of pictures of that mold growing though; and I would first get him to agree to let you out of the lease a couple of months early since you've had so many problems there. And then start looking for a new place. Good luck.

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