Is landlord responsible to pay for tenant who’s failure to maintain the house?
I rent a house including the basement to a tenant (Ontario, Canada) for a year. She does not clean and ventilate the house, and this summer mold appeared on the walls of basement and bathroom. She accused it is landlord’s responsibility to hire a professional cleaning company to clean the mold… or she would call Health Department.
What Health Department in Ontario will do on landlord? How can I do?
She did not tell me any flood there. There was a little leak on basement walls since it is quite common in older houses. But as long as the tenant keep ventilate basement and clean it often, mold should under control. I live in a newly build house, and my basement will have mold if I do not keep ventilate or dehumidifying.
Where can I find the Health Department? Is it a department of the City?