(Closed) Someone please advise me on what to do

posted 5 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4275 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Um…your Fiance needs to grow a pair. Sorry, but it concerns me that this is not a pressing concern to him. This is your health! Anyway, you need to let the landlords know asap.

Post # 4
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Landlords don’t evict people for noticing their homes need repair.

If there’s mold in the walls, it needs to be cleaned out, bleached, and the source of humidity that allowed the mold growth must be discovered and removed. It does not need to be as dramatic as people think. I had a friend who had mold in his walls; he moved out for a couple days, workers came, took down the drywall, replaced one section of insulation, and put it up again. The leak could be from air conditioner condensation, or be a small leak in the pipes. It could turn into a much worse problem, so landlords would want to know about it as early as possible. You may not have to leave your house for the repair, BUT if you do, the landlord should pay for the hotel stay, I think. Can’t hurt to ask!

Post # 5
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Cady:  +1 What is wrong with telling the landlord? It isn’t an insult. And dealing with that is part of their job- they won’t be pissy about it. Tell the landlord, as to have it treated, and live make your home (temporary though it may be) a place that won’t be poisoning you. Allergies or not, mold can seriously affect your health!


Your boyfriend is being a baby!

Post # 6
672 posts
Busy bee

If you want your Fiance to agree to tell your landlord, I think you should tell the landlord based on the fact that if there is a mold, there probably a leaking somewhere inside the building.  You can just tell the landlord that you find mold on the building and you are worried that it will affect the building structure later and he/she will need to pay a lot due to it, apart of you requesting the mold to be cleaned up. 

The water from leaking will affect structural integrity and will cost a LOT if it is not taken care of as soon as possible. If I were the landlord, I would want to be informed because otherwise it’ll cost me much more than just to clean the mold and fixing the building.

Post # 8
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

umm yeah you need to say something! If your Fiance doesn’t want to then you go say something!

Post # 9
7653 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would say something, but guess what is going to happen? When you move out landlords make any excuse to keep your security deposit, and they will def keep it for this. You need to tell them asap. Your health is very important, and this is not good to breath that in.

A landlord isn’t going to punish you for calling them for a repair. They will, however, if you leave it for your final walkthrough when you move out one day. Get it taken care of.

Post # 10
44 posts
  • Wedding: October 2013

I just moved into a rental townhouse, and my lease specifically says that we MUST notify the landlord immediately if we find any mold in the house, because they want to remove it ASAP. If we don’t notify them right away, we can be held responsible for the costs of removing it when we move out… You don’t have to make a big fuss, just notify them. They are the ones that own the property, and may want to take care of the problem rather than let it ruin the walls or foundation. If they don’t do anything, that’s where the fussing can begin… just my opinion. 

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