Austin, TX asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas

Q: How can I get out of my lease from mold?

Im renting an apartment in San Marcos, TX. When Hurricane Harvey hit my apartment got hit pretty bad. I then realized I had mold in my apartment. I put in several work orders, went to the front office every other day with pictures, and even emailed the manager of the compelx. It took them a month to even come and LOOK at the mold. I informed them that I had gotten sick from it, and went to the doctor 2 times because of the mold. They then forced me out of my room with 1 days notice, and I want out of this complex.

1 Lawyer Answer

A: If you already put at least two work orders in writing and your landlord failed to properly take care of the mold contamination within a reasonable time, you can terminate your lease without penalty, which should also be done in writing. As long as you do not owe rent or any other payment to the landlord, there should be no negative consequences after you break the lease.

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