Newsletter

Dear PoPville – “my neighbor has had black mold issues for the last 3 years and refuses to properly treat it”

9398054016_40f8e00712_z
Photo by PoPville flickr user Rich Renomeron

“Dear PoPville,

I live in a small condo on Ust, my neighbor has had black mold issues for the last 3 years and refuses to properly treat it. Instead, he essentially masks the smell in bleach whenever he has a new tenant. Eventually, the mold re-appears and his tenants decide to break the lease early. Each time, he refuses to return their deposit (since they’re breaking the lease) and blames the tenants for the mold. I’ve seen this cycle several times and he gets away with being a horrible land lord time and time again. I have seen multiple distraught tenants come and go, each one knocking on my door wondering if I have mold too. He lists the unit for a VERY low price so his tenants are typically very young, new to the city types that don’t know a studio on Ust doesn’t go for $1k. DC tenants rights office said that mold isn’t an issue they cover, any other suggestions???

Short of standing outside of his unit when he shows it to perspective tenants with a “DO NOT MOVE IN” sign, I’m not sure what I should/could do.”

Recent Stories

Yesterday there were 63,879 total positives. explore all the official D.C. data here From the Mayor’s Office: “The District’s reported data for October 25, 2021 includes 40 new positive coronavirus…

Thanks to Sarah for sending from Kalorama. Friends of the White Whale Society is brought to you by the team behind Last Christmas Tree in Town. You can email your…

Photo by 4JRCook Ed. Note: If this is you, please email [email protected] so I can put you in touch with OP. For those curious about past missed connections, some have…

If you have any animal/pet photos you’d like to share please send an email to princeofpetworth(at)gmail(dot)com with ‘Animal Fix’ in the title and say the name of your pet and…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list