My daughter and I moved into this apartment 10 months ago. We have both been repeatedly sick the whole time. Headaches, fatigue, respiratory problems, etc. She missed 20 days of school last year, and I missed even more days of work.
I discovered black mold in my kitchen last weekend. It was coming through the paint on the walls. I have bleached it, and it returns in about 8 hours. I told my landlord about it, and he had a company come and do a test. It confirmed that it is black mold.
Now I have been given 3 options…1. Stay. The complex will put us up in a motel while the work is being done. Meanwhile all our stuff will still be there, and we will be expected to stay until the end of our lease. 2. We can transfer to another unit in this complex. The rental rate has gone up, and we would have to sign another year lease. 3. Move to a different complex by Monday. Yeah, that sounds great doesn’t it. I have been touring places for the past 4 days, and still havn’t found anything in my daughter’s school district.
I am wanting to know if I have any rights in this case. I feel as though we should be compensated for living through this. Instead we are getting the boot. This just feels so wrong. Is what they are doing legal?