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Landlord failed to make window repairs for 3 year and now mold is getting me sick…


I am having mold/habitability issues at the complex I’ve been living in. The management company has failed to repair leaking windows the last 3 years and most recently have repaired them improperly. About a month and a half ago I moved a shoe rack to find mold on the window frame. A general contractor (who I called and does not do mold remediation) came in a replaced the insulation, sheetrock and outside structured which were rotted however there is still water coming through the windows. Since I’ve moved into this apartment I’ve had respiratory issues, chronic sinus infections and chronic nosebleeds all of which my allergist has determined the mold is the cause of. Is this a situation where I have any legal recourse?

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Asked on September 5, 2017 9:42 am
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If there is still water coming through the window, then there is a good chance mold is growing. Stopping the water source is key.

I would suggest having your indoor air quality tested, specifically near the area of concern. That will then give you a data point to determine if mold spores are in the air are elavated.

It’s usually not cheap (i suspect in the $200-$300 range), but if you don’t own the complex, then the landlord should pay for it (in my opinion). Additionally, if you have insurance coverage for mold, you could file a claim and start the process of it being remediated.

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