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How can I get my Apt. to pay for professional mold testing and abatement?

We have had severe water saturation in our apt. caused by rain and the slope of the complex to our window without proper irrigation.  It is causing mold and they refuse to pay for mold testing/abatement
  • June 01 2011 - Topeka
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You could try code enforcement or the local health department. If mold is an issue you need to start your paper trail right now. Send the owner or manager a registered return receipt letter notifying them of the mold issue and stating any health effects that you are experiencing. Document the time line of water intrusion and ask for immediate repair/remediation.

From this point forward, make sure all conversations with the management/owner are in writing or email. If a phone call takes place, send a follow up letter restating the conversation. That is the best way to protect your rights as a tenant, document the situation and in many states it will be required that you give written notice of the needed repair for your local tenant law to help you.
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You could always contact code enforcement or the public health department and get evicted.

You could buy the test kits at Home Depot and send them to the lab yourself for analysis.  ($10 for the "kit", $50 for analysis with the results provided by Email).

Not all mold is toxic.

Besides, it does no good to treat for mold if the condition that causes it is not fixed first.
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