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Can you sue your landlord for household mold?

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AnswerIn many states, you might not be able to sue, but you have the right (with written notice to the landlord) to withhold payment of rent until the problem is remedied. If you decide to go this route, sent the notice via certified mail.

Before withholding rent, check your lease agreement. The most commonly used lease in Texas, for example, does not allow this practice. Mold has been around for a long time; it becomes a health hazard when it is pervasive and left untreated. If the household mold is on your showerwall, the liability would lean towards the tenant's parameter of responsibility. If is is caused by an obvious 2-year neglect to get a leak fixed, this would most definitely sway popular opinion as landlord negligence!

But this is not a literature question. Go to law related categories.

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