Mold in Rental


My husband and I have been living in a rented home since July and the last couple of months we’ve noticed mold growing in the window sills.  The windows are new and the landlord did not put trim around the outside of the windows as they were gonna re-side the house.  So without the trim, there is excess moisture allowed in.  The trim boards in most of the windows upstairs are bulging and moldy.  I clean the mold off once a week and it keeps coming back.  The main issue we have is that my husband has EXTREME allergies to practically every type of mold and had major health issues from being exposed to toxic mold a couple of years ago.  I also have a son with asthma and allergies in the home as well.  We have called our landlords several times and they keep saying someone is coming “next week” to fix the trim and put trim outside the windows.  Our landlords are nice people but just aren’t taking the mold issue seriously.  My husband has been getting ill the last several weeks with headaches, nose bleeds, abdominal pain, cough, runny nose, all the symptoms he had when exposed to toxic mold before.  I have had different things going on that might be related if there is indeed a toxic mold in the house that were listed on a symptoms list (hair loss, anxiety, headaches).  What are our rights?  We love our rental home but don’t want to risk our health to live here.  Any suggestions?

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Edited on: Monday, January 3rd, 2011 4:12 pm
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