• Mold - Health Hazard?

    Mold and Wall damage in Apartment Question Details: I recently discovered extensive mold on the wall and carpet of my closet in my apartment. Since I had been away on travel, I had not noticed until now. I did notice odd smells in my apt for at least 2-3 weeks now. I had 38 articles of clothing that are completely soaked in mold, smell horrible,... show more
    Mold and Wall damage in Apartment Question Details: I recently discovered extensive mold on the wall and carpet of my closet in my apartment. Since I had been away on travel, I had not noticed until now. I did notice odd smells in my apt for at least 2-3 weeks now. I had 38 articles of clothing that are completely soaked in mold, smell horrible, and have visible signs. I notified my landlord and they are in the process of "taking care of the problem". The managment company would not let me move into another unit due to the difference in size/rent. They told me they are obligated to fix a problem once they discover it and will give me 1 week rental credit while they fix it. The mold is extensive and extremely gross. What about the potential health hazard it has caused? How do I know for certain that all the mold in the wall and carpet will be gone? Do I get reimbursed for my damaged clothes? I could have been breathing this for serveral weeks/months?? What should I do now?
    3 answers · Respiratory Diseases · 1 decade ago
  • Mold and Wall damage in Apartment?

    I recently discovered extensive mold on the wall and carpet of my closet in my apartment. Since I had been away on travel, I had not noticed until now. I did notice odd smells in my apt for at least 2-3 weeks now. I had 38 articles of clothing that are completely soaked in mold, smell horrible, and have visible signs. I notified my landlord and... show more
    I recently discovered extensive mold on the wall and carpet of my closet in my apartment. Since I had been away on travel, I had not noticed until now. I did notice odd smells in my apt for at least 2-3 weeks now. I had 38 articles of clothing that are completely soaked in mold, smell horrible, and have visible signs. I notified my landlord and they are in the process of "taking care of the problem". The managment company would not let me move into another unit due to the difference in size/rent. They told me they are obligated to fix a problem once they discover it and will give me 1 week rental credit while they fix it. The mold is extensive and extremely gross. Am I legally entitled to more than just 1 week rental credit? What about the potential health hazard it has caused? How do I know for certain that all the mold in the wall and carpet will be gone? Do I get reimbursed for my damaged clothes? What other legal issues? I took pictures, am on month to month rent.
    5 answers · Renting & Real Estate · 1 decade ago