Can a landlord legally rent a house
that has black mold in Texas?

Can a landlord legally rent a house that has black mold in Texas?

One thing some other answers dont touch on much is whether you have made the landlord aware and whether they are fixing the issue.

Black mold is a health/safety issue. Those vary by state but are things required by law to be considered
habitable.

If you have notified the landlord and they refuse or have not taken action to resolve it then you need to speak with a lawyer specializing in landlord/tenant issues.

If you cannot afford an attorney I would check out whatever local legal aid services are available in your area. When I worked for legal aid this was a common problem they helped with. Doctors from the Pediatric
hospitals would often call one of the attorneys after kids got sick from it.

As with everything in the laws, it always depends and that’s why it’s extremely important to consult an attorney in your area. A one sentence Quora question
is not remotely enough background to give much more specific advice than that.


As with everything in the laws, it always depends and that’s why it’s extremely important to consult an attorney in your area. A one sentence Quora question is not remotely enough background to give much
more specific advice than that.

In some situations you may not be required to pay rent for the period or be put up in a hotel but again all.very dependent on the specifics.

Save a copy of EVERY contact/communication and always be polite. Act as if the next person to readanything you say is going to be a judge because it might be.

Not according to most landlord/tenant laws. Be careful when renting, because even with the laws you may have trouble getting out of the lease.

It isn’t legal to rent or sell any house with black mold. That stuff is deadly. Seen houses on YOUTUBE that looked very nice but they needed fixing and updating.Some were farm houses near the border with Canada.

You could see it is a very beautiful place to live with the mountains and in the distance you see the water falls. But no one can live there. Don’t know if it could be cleaned up or too expensive to try. But the whole place has black mold it seems to grow. If he is renting
and knows he got it you can own him.

Not according to most landlord/tenant las. Be careful when renting., because even with the laws you may have trouble getting out of the lease.


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