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Is there some type of water leak in the property that is causing the mold to grow?
Have you had it tested to confirm if it is mold?
Have you taken pictures to document the conditions?
Are your symptoms indicated as exposure to mold according to your doctors?
Ok, if the landlord is not making repairs and cleaning up any mold, then he is in breach of contract because he is not providing a habitable dwelling as required under the lease contract. So you have the right to sue him for any property damage or cleaning as well as for any medical expenses for doctor visits due to the mold exposure.
You can sue in small claims court for up to either $5,000 or $10,000 and don't need an attorney. The clerk will have the summons and complaint forms you need to file to start the case if you present a demand to the landlord for repayment for any damages and they refuse to do so.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...