Elizabethtown, KY asked in Landlord - Tenant for Kentucky

Q: discovered black mold all over my basement and in and under air vents.

I have attempted to reach out to the property owner over all of the mold i have found. Who should I contact over this and what exactly are my rights as a tenant? Can I break my lease and move because of how bad the mold is? I have 3 children in the home and we all have been sick for awhile. Please help.

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Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
  • Louisville, KY
  • Licensed in Kentucky

A: Contact your local health department as well as a certified black mold inspector who can give you a report on the toxicity of the situation and what needs to be done to rectify it both temporarily and permanently.

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