If my apartment has mold and the landlord will not address what do we do?
We leased an apartment. After several months we noticed the appearance of mold behind the sink in the bathroom. It also smells like mold. the smell is also coming from other areas of the apartment and it seems damp. The landlord will not help us. My son has asthma and it has caused it to get worse. What do we do?05/03/2017 | Category: Landlord Ten... » Mold | State: California | #36621
- Mold in apartment can make it uninhabitable. The landlord is required to provide you with a habitable place to live.
- The Environmental Department of the State can be notified.
- A Doctor could write note that asthma worse due to mold and living conditions.
- You may be able to get the rent you paid back, and possibly fees and costs, medical bills, cost of displacement.
- When you move document money you spend. Notify landlord you are moving due to the mold and that apartment is not habitable.
- You might also contact the Department of Building inspection and report.
- Take photos of everything that is a problem that you can see to document.
- You may want to contact a pluming contractor to come look to see what is going on behind that wall as evidence.