Denver, CO asked in Environmental and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: How to terminate lease in Colorado due to black mold in rental property not being handled in timely manner.

We just moved into our townhome 3 months ago . The start of the second month we found black mold which had been caused from a leak that had happened prior to us moving in. property management has only removed part of it Over three weeks ago. Shortly after we found more and they have not removed it. I have a doctors note stating that I should avoid any more exposure due to it being the cause of my asthma Worsening. We also have a report from a remediation company we hired stating that the lab results came back as stachybotrys & that their professional opinion is that our townhome is uninhabitable and unsafe to be in. We would like to terminate our lease and be reimbursed our rent, is that possible?


1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: You need an attorney who is tenant oriented. Best bet is contact the local legal services program, ask for their landlord tenant unit, explain it's not for services you just want to find out which of their l&t attorneys is in private practice and their contact info.

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