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Old 19.05.2010, 22:49
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Re: Landlord refuses to fix mold problem in apartment

If the mould is caused by poor ventilation, such as leaving laundry to dry with nowhere for the condesation to go by not airing the rooms etc, then it is not the landlords problem. If the moisture is caused by water ingress then it is his problem, so you need to know where the moisture is coming from.

Unfortunately 9 times out of 10 it is down to a lack of airing by the tennant, and as such not actually anything to do with the landlord. So his reaction is not untypical, and it may simply just not be his problem.

I would wash down the areas with an anti-fungal wash, or a weak bleach soloution to ensure that any traces of mould are removed, and ensure the areas get proper ventilation. This may well clear the problem, if not then get a specialist report done to establish the cause, and who is responsible for correcting the problem.
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