- 9 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
To all legal or medially inclined bees. I am in a tricky situation. The apartment I was in with three other girls was found to have black mold all over the wall behind my bed, spreading even to my comforter when I was away one weekend. It has been an issue since September and has not cleared up. I was sick for months before I realize this was happening and although we scrubbed with bleach I still get migranes that last for hours after more than 10 minutes in the apartment. The other girls have been sick but seem to not have such a severe reactions as I have had. I moved out (although most of my furniture remains) nearly 3 weeks ago. I stayed 1 week in November and was on campus with friends or staying at my fiance’s apartment while the landlord was made aware of the situation but did not DO anything. D:
Last I heard they are going in to ‘spray the walls with tea tree oil’ to clear the mold, although I suggested they look to the wall itself and behind the visible for the toxins since we had already scrubbed the place down and it’s still making me feel sick.
I went to the doctor last week who told me to stay away from it if I could possibly help it and it was a shame I had to pay rent for the place. I didn’t think I’d have to considering I am only paying till early Dec. when I move out for good and in with FH for the wedding.
I got a text from one of my housemates today (she handles finances) saying rent was due when I got back and not only that but would be $20 over what I usually pay for…. although I have not stayed there or used utilities for the past few weeks since I had to move out.
My parents are footing the bill for the apartment right now as I am paying for everything else school related, but I haven’t told them I’ve officially moved out yet. They know I’ve been staying with friends though and have not been at the apartment much.
Bottom line…. do I have to pay full rent???? I realize I am locked into paying till Dec but utilities??? really??? I’m a little pissed off and don’t know what to do.
I hate crossing this housemate since she doesn’t understand and she and another girl have poked fun at me moving out and been unsupportive of me getting married in general.
If it helps, this is in Ohio. I’m just so fed up with our landlord not doing anything or taking this seriously. I’ve been sick for months and don’t know if there’s anything I can do. I don’t see why I have to pay so much for a place I’m not even at.