Mold in Apartment


I started renting, at Prentiss Creek Apartments in Downers Grove,IL, in March of 2006, and have been nothing short of a perfect tenant. I have payed rent always on time and always in full. In July of 2008 a leak had formed in the roof over the bedroom causing water to run inside the wall, which inturn caused mold to form on the ceiling and wall. I notified the management immedialy by phone and waited 1 week with no action on their part. I notified them again in person and brought it to their attention that I am allergic to mold and suffer from asthma. Once again I waited a week and again they took no action. The third time I went in I told them of their neglegence and demanded a maintenece man meet at my apt. immediatly. The maintenece manwalked in the bedroom looked at the ceiling and said “yep, you have a leak. We are going to have to get the roofing company to fix the roof and then the painters can fix the drywall.” NO ROOFERS OR PAINTERS EVER SHOWED UP! Now in Jan. 09′, after a management change, the window in the window in the living room started to leak, so I headed back to the office to complain about the window and remind them of the leak in the bedroom and the mold that has been forming. They sent a maintenence man who said the same thing as before exept now we have to wait for the snow to melt before the roofers can do any repair. 2 weeks later no repair done, what a suprise. I have now had several asthma attacks and constant allergic reactions to this moldy mess, and just want out of this lease. It expires April 09′, and the complex manager refused to release me and refused to give me their insurance information. I have sent a letter to PRG Management Co., the new owners, and have contacted the village  Housing Dept., I am now getting deprate, the mold has had nothing but time to grow and cause me serious distress. Does anyone have any advice? I am a full time employee and a part time student and dont have much money to hire a lawyer. Is there anything else i can do?

Edited on: Friday, January 30th, 2009 7:09 pm
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