So I pay 1,500 a month for rent on a place that is not worth that cost. My basement flooded back the first week of January so we have been living with 5 months of black mold and flies and stinkiness. I am pregnant and want to move cause the landlord said I have to clean it up myself even though the flood is due to rain and the basements sump pump being broken. The only way I can get a new place is if I stop paying him the rent. Not ony is the mold an issues but we have rats that you can hear in our ceiling fighting with each other. Since I have lived here the rats have come into the house and poo'd on counters and such and my cats have killed 5 rats that have entered the house. Do you think I am making a stupid choice in not paying him anymore? We even have mold in our bathroom due to a leaking toilet that he refuses to fix and I am stressing about not paying him!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on May. 6, 2010 in Home & Garden
Certain types of mold can be very very dangerous. They can cause permanent brain and lung damage.
Answer by laciD at 12:11 PM on May. 6, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 PM on May. 6, 2010
Try some type of housing or tenants association. Legally if you are paying rent the property has to be safe to live in. If there is certain types of mold growing the house could actually be condemned.
Answer by laciD at 12:43 PM on May. 6, 2010
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