Who is responsible for mold in an apartment? The landlord or the tenant?
Mold is a serious issue in Florida because of our proximity to water. Mold can cause serious health hazards and can also cause property damage. It can ruin furniture, it can ruin clothes. Many tenants don’t know that Florida statutes protects them as far as mold, but it’s important to read your lease. There are some clauses in the lease that hold the tenant responsible for mold, and the landlord is off the hook. If you hire a real estate lawyer, we can often review the contract for free at no charge to you and advise you who is responsible for that mold. Mold can be remediated. The landlord can hire a company to remove the mold, but oftentimes that mold will also come back. And if you move to another place, the mold can also be transported to that new place. So it’s important to hire a real estate lawyer to protect your interests.