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I wish to leave the premises and not be liable for rent
Yes, sorry. As of yet, no new mold has been found. I have used 3 test kits I purchased from Menards with results pending. Even if we knew of the leaky roof before occupying the home, is the landlord still liable to fix it. They gave no indication they would before we moved in.
I understand the subjectivity. One of the leaks is upstairs where several buckets await the drips. We did not waive the obligation to fix the leaks. We were just told that if the leak goes to the first floor, to move the buckets. With the other leak on the first floor, we were told to replace the ceiling tile when it gets too saturated. My concern is that if this has occurred over time, the potential for mold growth is high. Both leaks are visible within minutes of rain...we've been fortunate to be in a drought as of late. So, next steps would be to 1) get the landlord to assess for mold and complete any cleanup, if necessary; 2) put a plan in place to prevent future mold growth? Again, I'm not entirely comfortable having lived there for nearly 3 months already not knowing mold had been present and knowing beforehand...that would've changed the situation entirely considering I would not be living there had I had that knowledge prior to signing the lease