How to address tenant if mold found in rental home

How to address tenant if mold found in rental home


TRIVE TO DAVIE BOULEVARD. LOCAL10’S LIANE MOREJON WILL HAVE MUCH HOR ON THIS STORY LIVE AT 6:00 P.M. AND MOLD IS A CONCERN FOR RENTERS, ESPECIALLY DURING OUR SWELTERING SPRING AND SUMMER MONTHS. LOCAL10 CONSUMER INVESTIGATOR GENRES CORONADO HELPED ONE VIEWER RECOVER MORE THAN $7,000 AFTER THAT VIEWER SAID HER MOLDY APARTMENT MADE HER SICK. Victor: MEANWHILE, SOME OF YOU HAVE CALLED CHRISTINA ASKING ABOUT THE PROPER WAY FUTURE A LANDLORD ON NOTICED WHEN YOU FIRST SPOT MOLD. I MOVED THE BLINDS, AND THAT’S WHEN I SAW ALL THIS MOLD. Christina: GLORIA COLEMAN SAID IT WAS ONLY AFTER PLUNKING DOWN MORE THAN $7,000 DID SHE DISCOVER A PROBLEM WITH HER NEW PARK LAPD APARTMENT. THIS MOLD, VERY HEAVILY MOLD IN THE TRACKS OF THE WINDOW. Christina: SHE HIRED HIRED A LICENSED MOLD ASSESSORS WHO SAID SURFACE SAMPLING DID CONFIRM ELEVATED MOLD LEVELS. AT THIS POINT GLORIA, WHO HAD JUST MOVED TO SOUTH FLORIDA AND SIGNED THE LEASE BEFORE SHE SAW UNIT, HAD YET TO MOVE IN. AT THIS POINT WHAT’S YOUR DESIRED RESOLUTION? MY RESOLUTION IS TO LEAVE. I FOUND ANOTHER PLACE THAT ISY HEALTHY, AND I WANT TO TAKE MY MONEY AND GO THERE. Christina: I CONTACTED THE PROPERTY MANAGER, AND AFTER THAT GLORIA SAID THE OWNER WOULD NOW LET HER OUT OF HER LEASE AND REFUND HER MONEY. A RECURRING QUESTION FU IN THE “CALL CHRISTINA” HOTLINE, THOUGH, WHEN IT COMES TO MOLD IS WHETHER YOU CAN STOP PAYING RENT AT THE FIRST SIGHT OF IT. THAT’S THE NUMBER ONE MISCONCEPTION BECAUSE IT’S VERY SPECIFICS OF WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO. THE MAJORITY OF EVICTIONS WE SEE ARE THE NON-PAYMENT OF RENT. Christina: REBEKKA SCHRAMM OF LEGAL SERVICE HAVE MIAMI SAID THE FIRST STEP GIVE NOTICE IN WRITING. KEEP A COPY OF THE LETTER. YOU GIVE THEM A LETTER SAYING YOU NEED TO CORRECT FLEAMS SEND IT SEVEN DAYS OR I’M GOING TO WITHHOLD MY END RENTED. YOU HAVE TO SAVE THE RENT BECAUSE THE COURT SAYS I UNDERSTAND THESE CONDITIONS BUT WHERE’S THE RENT YOU? STUD SHOULD STILL HAVE THE RENT. Christina: YOU ALSO WANT TO HAVE IT JUST IN CASE THERE IS AN ORDER TO DEPOSIT AND DOCUMENT THE PROBLEM. WHAT A LOT OF TENANTS SAY IS, HEY, I’VE BEEN COMPLAINING ABOUT THIS FOR YEARS, FOR MONTHS, BUT THEY HAVE NO PROOF OF THAT. Christina: GOOD ADVICE FROM HER THERE. OUR COVERAGE, THOUGH, DOESN’T END HERE. ON THE “CALL CHRISTINA” PAGE OF LOCAL10.COM YOU CAN FIND WHERE TO REPORT A MOLD COMPLAINT. MOLD PREVENTION AND REMOVE STRATEGIES, AND HOW TO FIND A

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