Topic: The house I’m renting has a mold problem; what do I do?
The house I’m renting has a mold problem; what do I do?
I’m a tenant in a four-bedroom row-house in DC. Last fall, we had a leaky skylight, which took our landlord several months to repair. (This was in spite of our repeated requests for a repair to be done.)
Recently, we discovered mold growing in one of the rooms, and the landlord agreed to pay for a mold test to be done on the entire house. The results came back, and it turns out that we have potentially toxic mold in the air.
Our lease is silent on the matter, but what remedies do we have? Can we move out if the air is hazardous to our health?