How long do I give my landlord to clean the mold and air ducts in my apartment?

i am having a mold issue in my apt and it has been confirmed by an expert, he also said that the air ducts are very dirty and may be the cause of the mold, currently I have everything out of my kitchen cabinets because this is what I was told to do by the office manager. I have been callling them and feel like i am getting the run around. Just wondering how long to give them to address this issue before I do something? If they don’t do anything what can I do?

Asked on July 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Georgia


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written about the mold issues in the rental that you have, your landlord should have the beginning of rectifying the problem in process. I would write the landlord a note (keeping a copy for your records) that you expect to have the mold remediation issue commenced by a set date.

If not commenced by the date you have set, then I would contact the local health and building department for an inspection of your rental.

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