Situation: I am currently...
Situation: I am currently unemployed, and accepted a job offer out of state. I had to quit my job for medical reasons. The lease would expire 9/15/18, but we would need to leave by the end of April. I notified the landlord about the situation (sans my unemployment status and medical situation), to offer full pay of the lease, but if he would be willing to settle for less, that I would appreciate this as well. Monthly rent is $2070.
Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?
Background: Shortly after moving into this home, I detected a musty odor, and had air sampling and mold inspection done at my expense. While there were/are no visual indications of mold, or recent water damage, the readings inside the home were elevated. I put the landlord on notice, and we followed the steps outlined by the inspector. Ducts were scoped, and cleaned, and mold was found within the ducts. A UV lamp was placed. I purchased equipment for $1600 at my own expense, in order to control the humidity in the house, as well as getting the air purified. I have autoimmune disease, and my son has asthma. The winter came, and we were fine. With spring coming around, the odor flared back up. I had the air re-tested, and sure enough, the reading for Aspergillus and Penicillium were still elevated in the same spot as during previous measurements, despite painstaking humidity control, and cleanliness. I submitted the report to the landlord, including the comments by the inspector, and paid out of pocket for the follow-up testing. I proposed to the landlord that it would be a good opportunity for him to do a more thorough remediation this time since we will be moving out. I did not hear back from him on either the settlement, or the persistent mold issue. We live in GA. I am not sure how to proceed from here in a smart way.
Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a Georgia lawyer about this?
Not yet. I was looking for one online, when I came across your site.
Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
That's it. Thank you so much!