A client called us when her tenants alerted her to a mold issue. She tested the property and the tenant tested the property. Above normal levels were found of Penicillium /Aspergillus, the most common mold found indoors.
The tenants wanted to leave and this landlord allowed them to vacate the lease. To truly rid a house of mold this is the best way to manage it. However, the tenants left the house chock full of their belongings including weapons, animal gear, furniture, active laundry, and more.
There are multiple issues in this scenario:
- How is the security deposit handled?
Is the landlord legally responsible for removing all the personal items?
How do we correct the mold problem, remove all the items, and minimize vacancies?
- Warner Realty Group worked with the client to put the house back in good working order. A house organizer was brought in to dispose (safely) of the times remaining behind, sorting between trash and donation items.
We worked with the owner to resolve the issue and determine the cause of the mold, in this case, a leak around the chimney and some improper plumbing around the sump pump.