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Experience:  Licensed attorney practicing landlord-tenant, land use and other real estate law and litigation.
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Our floor in our apt has erupted from water damage when the

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Our floor in our apt has erupted from water damage when the workers showed up they told the owners that there is sever mold issue the leak has been ongoing for a long time and that is why we have black mold. We have been informed that we can not be in the apt especially once the work starts. We are not financially able to stay for 8-10 days in a hotel. The owner has not even tried to help us. What can we do?
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 7 months ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.
The property is not habitable and if it is through no fault of your own, the landlord must either pay for you to stay elsewhere or refund your rent and waive future rent until the premises is habitable again. If the landlord refuses to do either for you, then you have grounds to sue the landlord for breach of lease, since the lease you have guarantees you a habitable place to live and as of now you do not have one, so the landlord is breaching the lease and liable to you for all of the costs of living until it is repaired.

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