Does my landlord have to pay for a hotelif a mold problem is being fixed?

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Does my landlord have to pay for a hotelif a mold problem is being fixed?

My landlord is telling me that when we do the mold test to see which kind of mild it is, if it is the worst kind, we have to brake the contract and move out within an hour. The problem is this is something we were not prepared for and have no money to move, especially if we have to move out so soon.

Asked on January 17, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If your are being required to live in a motel while a mold problem is being fixed by your landlord on your rental, he or she should be paying for the costs of the hotel, not you.

If the conditions are so bad at your rental that you cannot return due to mold contamination, your landlord should reimburse you for rent paid during the period it was present during your occupancy of the rental.

From what you have written about the mold issues at the rental you have, I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney about the situation.

 


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