Atlanta, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: My landlord is evicting me because I withheld my rent due to mold in my apartment, will I lose my case?

I already put in my 60-day notice because they've already allowed me to break my lease but, they still have not fixed the mold in my apartment (only painted over it).

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A: Withholding rent is a reasonable and completely legal decision if your landlord fails to ensure the property you occupy as a tenant is in habitable condition throughout the entire duration implied by your lease agreement. As long as the presence of mold on the property can be proven and you have evidence of notifying your landlord concerning your decision to withhold rent, the resolution will most likely be in your favor.

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