Q: Hi good morning I'm trying to get out of my apartment lease and the building has a lot of black mold
I've been living in my apartment for 3 years and I've had black mold 4 times. all of this is documented as well. For the past few times that I've had mold ive been ignored for months about maintenance being done for my apartment. Ik that black mold falls under the tenants responsibility to make sure your home is clean. But this whole building has black mold problems and a history of leaking. Now I'm forced to sit again being told I have to wait a total of 3 weeks for them to fix the mold that's in my apartment and that's if they show up. There are alot more issues at the apartment building then what I'm stating and I want to leave my apartment asap I don't want to breath in black mold anymore or be around it. I did some research online about ending my lease early and I'm dealing this place not liveable and I don't think anyone should live in this place at least until the take out the black mold infestation. Is there any way I can leave and break my lease
A: See if the landlord will just consent. Make sure you have documented what you posted here in writing to the landlord with proof of delivery. If you just leave, and are sued for breach, you will have a defense. Also, call the City to issue a violation, which will support your case.
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