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I found black mold in an apartment i signed a lease to, i have a 9 month old. is it habitable? should i move in? i did a quick walk through, signed a lease. went back to clean before move in date and found black mold near tub... quite a bit. the apartment

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
If : If you have found black mold, then moving in with an infant would be of concern. No one knows the full medical effects of this, but there would be concern for reactive airways or allergies. I agree with your caution about moving in. I can't speak to the lease issues so you may want to get assistance with that.
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Move: There is no way they can hold you to the lease if you found something during the initial cleaning and before you even moved in. I wouldn't think twice about finding a new place and letting the person who rented you the place why you are not fulfilling the lease. Just make sure you take pictures and/or video.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016


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