The apartment we live in is awful!! The carpets are moldy(I have pictures) and the management knows as I told them.The area is bad, I don't feel I can let my kids out to play.The kids that live here are a couple years older and they are not nice children.We have found another place to live, but our lease isn't up for another couple months.Does anyone have any suggestions on how we can get out of it? Also the windows are constantly molded and my son has allgeries.The management knew how bad the carpets were before we moved in and I found out that they knew the previous tenants let their small childern pee on the carpet in my sons room.I am so frustrated.I don't know what to do.My son has been diagnosed with ADHD and he really needs to be able to go outside and play and he can't do that here.I just need some help with ideas that could get me out of here.I can't stand it anymore...Please help mamas!!Answer Question
Take a book, craft or task that needs doing and spend time outside watching (guarding) your son while he plays. If the kids are mean reprimand them if their parents won't/don't. The mean kids parents may tell them to play inside when 'mean' you is outside!
Talk to your landlord. Obviously they won't pay to professionally clean the carpet. Maybe they will let you rent a carpet cleaning machine to clean the carpet yourself then deduct the cost from your next rent. Heck he/she might even give you permission to rip it out and toss it. Clean bare floors are a good thing.
Keeping the windows cracked open for fresh, hopefully dry air may help.
Definitely go to the library and look up tenants rights in your city/county/state. Type up a formal complaint letter and attach photo copies of the mildew and filth. Mail one to the landlord and one to whatever agencies monitor rental property safety.
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