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Do you have to have your rental property tested for mold?

Do you have to have your rental property tested for mold?

Landlords are under no obligation to have their rental properties tested for mold contamination before allowing a tenant to move-in. However, should a tenant discover mold within the home after the fact, it then becomes the landlord’s legal responsibility to assess and solve the issue, including payment for the removal of all contaminants.

Can a tenant get sick from mould in an apartment?

Mould in an apartment can be an incredibly complex problem for a tenant to deal with. A great number of tenants call me to say that they are suffering serious health problems from mould and that they can not get their landlord to fix the problem. So what can be done?

Is it the landlord’s responsibility to keep your house free of mold?

Neglecting to make those types of repairs is often what leads to mold growth, so as long as you stay on top of property maintenance, your rental should stay mold-free.

How can I get rid of mold in my rental?

If the “right” conditions are created then mold will grow as the spores are around us. The ability of a tenant to get rid of mould that is growing in a rental unit is tied to the ability to disrupt the moisture, growth medium, temperature and stagnant air that is encouraging the mold growth.

How to prove a mold problem in a rental?

When it comes to mold in a rental the tenant typically needs to prove 4 things: 1 The mold growth is related to landlord negligence. This means showing documentation of your correspondence with the… 2 Proof of either visible or hidden mold in a rental. Proof of a mold problem should be provided in the form of a mold… More

What to do if you have mold in your apartment?

If you suspect there is mold in your rental unit, learn what to look for and when your landlord might be liable. Even better, take steps to prevent mold before it becomes a problem—or clean mold up before it does become a problem. Mold comes in various colors and shapes.

How long does a landlord have to fix a mold problem?

The landlord has not fixed the water leak or remediated the mold. How long does a landlord have to fix a mold problem once a tenant reports it? While there is no set time for a landlord to respond to your report that there is a water leak or mold in the property, if a landlord delays fixing the problem, then the problem will very quickly get worse.

Do you have to notify tenants of mold in NJ?

In NJ, there is no specific law requiring landlords to disclose the presence of mold in the rental property, but there is a statute requiring them to notify tenants if the property is in a flood zone (NJ Stat. Ann. § 46:8-50). In NJ, landlords are responsible for maintaining their rental properties in habitable condition.