Moldy Carpet, Landlord won’t Replace


My friend just moved into an apartment that smells very mildewy and moldy carpet.  There is also visible mold in all of the windowsills.  The landlord had shampooed the carpets before my friend moved in, and there was no ventilation and OR is a wet state.  I’m not sure if that is why the mold is there or not.  But, my friend has asthma and is having a very hard time breathing when she is in the apartment.  She contacted the landlord about it and the landlord said the only thing they can do for her is shampoo the carpets again.  THIS WON’T HELP!!  They won’t replace the carpet or let her out of her lease.  It seems absurd that they can make her live there in those conditions.  It seems a huge health concern.  She has been to her asthma doctor and he has written a letter stating that she is in danger living in that apartment and needs to move.  If anyone has any advice about how she can get out of the apartment right now without any serious repercussions, please help!!

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Edited on: Friday, January 6th, 2012 5:40 pm

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