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Allienscott, Renter in Saint Michael, MN

I am currently renting a home in MN that I noticed has more mold has been growing in the window woodwork area's. I have contacted my landlord

Asked by Allienscott, Saint Michael, MN Sat Apr 16, 2011

who liv I am currently renting a home in MN that I noticed has more mold has been growing in the window woodwork area's. I have contacted my landlord who lives in CA, and she states it's not mold. She told me she would have someone come out and look at it and never did. I have the saved emails and voicemails. During the last month or so my husband and I started to look for a new place to live since my children have been very sick this last winter and even hospitalized for respiorty issues which we feel has to do with the mold. When she found out we were just "looking" she threatend to kick us out if we didn't sign a year lease. Now we are stuck, since we did not want to be homeless. My question is at a legal stand point do I have a case or is there anything that I can do, or do I have to just wait out another year there??

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Here are a few options.

I recommend contacting and have a conversation with them as they are advocate for renters.
http://www.homelinemn.org/

This is the state of Minnesota link that details rights, this is the other avenue I would recommend contacting to have the questions you have answered.
http://www.ag.state.mn.us/consumer/housing/lt/default.asp

Owners have responsibilities and tenants have rights - until you can determine your rights which I know you have try cleaning the wood windows with bleach - that generally will help in cleaning up the windows. Wood windows when covered with screens and blinds retain moisture in the winder months and this tends to happen when the blinds and screens are left on windows.
Best of luck
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I'm not a lawyer nor am I familiar with MN law, but if you don't get anywhere with the landlord directly I recommend that you talk with an attorney about your situation. The health of your family should be your number one priority and if it is mold it can be very dangerous.
Web Reference: http://teamlefebvre.net
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