Mold Prevention Addendum
This Mold Prevention Addendum sets strict guidelines for the tenant, and advises on how to help prevent mold growth within the rental unit.
Document Last Modified: 1/15/2020
State Specific Clauses
VA State Assist
The landlord must maintain the premises in such a condition as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold, and to promptly respond to any notices from a tenant as provided in subdivision A 10 of § 55-248.16. Where there is visible evidence of mold, the landlord shall promptly remediate the mold conditions in accordance with the requirements of subsection E of § 8.01-226.12 and reinspect the dwelling unit to confirm that there is no longer visible evidence of mold in the dwelling unit. The landlord shall make available to the tenant copies of any available written information related to the remediation of mold;
TENANT RESPONSBILITY: It is true that the landlord “maintain the premises in such a condition as to prevent the accumulation of moisture and the growth of mold, and to promptly respond to any notices from a tenant.” But it is the tenant, who is responsible to promptly notify the landlord of any needed repairs withn a reasonable time, unless it is an emergency where the landlord will need to be contacted immediately. Tenants are responsible for any damage they themselves cause such as having a leak and not reporting it which thereby creates a mold issue.
Surprisingly, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts and Minnesota had a lower rank for mold issues.
With the ever changing weather conditions, these statistics can change but every landlord should be acutely aware of mold at all times.
The ez Landlord Forms’ Mold Prevention Addendum states that the tenant is responsible for maintenance of the Leased Premises in a manner that prevents the occurrence of mold or mildew. This addendum sets strict guidelines for the tenant, and advises on how to help prevent mold growth within the rental unit. This is a protective document for every landlord! Mold can grow as a result of a tenant’s negligence. Make sure that the tenant is put on notice of such behavior. Your real estate investment is usually worth tens of thousands of dollars and generally hundreds of thousands.
IMPORTANT: Many states have enacted Mold Disclosure regulations. Please check with the green state assist boxes for any relevant information but also check with your local community housing or health and safety office.
**This document does not fulfill the disclosure requirements regulated by many states.
For instance, the state of Virginia has specific requirements of the landlord to notify the tenant of any visible mold within a rental unit and this must be accomplished before a tenant signs any lease or contract to rent. Accompanying this form with a Toxic Mold Disclosure form, where required is a perfect pair.
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