If I notified the landlord of mold and was told that they don’t have money to fix the problem, should I move is the landlord responsible for my moving costs?

I reported to Section 8 and the landlord told Section 8 they couldn’t afford to fix this issue. Section 8 has to make me move. I am unemployed and this will cause a major hardship for my family.

Asked on June 29, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country a landlord is required to provide his or her tenants habitable and safe living conditions. If the landlord refuses to have the mold issues remediated at your rental, you need to consult with your contact person with the section 8 housing authority with respect to the mold issue you are writing about.

The representative will require the mold remediation by the landlord or he/she will lose the section 8 housing status for the rental.

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