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Old 07-16-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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I have a rented home 200 miles away. The property management company doesn't check up on it very often. I went to watch a fireworks display from the back yard of the house on the 4th of July. I called the tenants several days before to let them know/ask them to watch the fireworks. While there I asked to use the bathroom. The tenant lead me into the house to use the restroom.
Most of the lights were off when I went in. I discovered in the bathroom that there is a great deal of mold on the walls and floor and tiles missing from the shower walls. Besides that the bathroom was filthy.

What recourse do I have against the tenants and/or property management company to take care of repairs to eliminate the mold?
Thanks in advance for your input.

Note, the property is in Caves County New Mexico.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:31 AM
 
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I have a rented home 200 miles away. The property management company doesn't check up on it very often. I went to watch a fireworks display from the back yard of the house on the 4th of July. I called the tenants several days before to let them know/ask them to watch the fireworks. While there I asked to use the bathroom. The tenant lead me into the house to use the restroom.
Most of the lights were off when I went in. I discovered in the bathroom that there is a great deal of mold on the walls and floor and tiles missing from the shower walls. Besides that the bathroom was filthy.

What recourse do I have against the tenants and/or property management company to take care of repairs to eliminate the mold?
Thanks in advance for your input.

Note, the property is in Caves County New Mexico.

Actually, you are owner. Mold is serious. You should have fixed this same day you noticed it.
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Old 02-03-2016, 10:37 AM
 
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Why are you in the rental home business?
Are you the one that rented to these tenants?
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:28 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I have a rented home 200 miles away. The property management company doesn't check up on it very often. I went to watch a fireworks display from the back yard of the house on the 4th of July. I called the tenants several days before to let them know/ask them to watch the fireworks. While there I asked to use the bathroom. The tenant lead me into the house to use the restroom.
Most of the lights were off when I went in. I discovered in the bathroom that there is a great deal of mold on the walls and floor and tiles missing from the shower walls. Besides that the bathroom was filthy.

What recourse do I have against the tenants and/or property management company to take care of repairs to eliminate the mold?
Thanks in advance for your input.

Note, the property is in Caves County New Mexico.
You're the owner. You should have fixed this. If the tenants didn't let PM know then...
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:14 AM
 
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If you have a property manager why aren't you calling them to set up an inspection of your property? You should be inspecting your property at least once a year...twice is better. Once they see the mold they will address it with the tenant and you go from there.


If you have tile walls and floors it just might need some bleach and elbow grease. Have the pm inspect the unit, send a letter to the tenants with their findings, giving them x amount of days to clean it up and follow up with another inspection. The PM should be taking pictures during their first inspection and their follow up. That's what you pay these people for.


I live in a humid climate and if I didn't bleach my master bathroom shower every other day, I'd have mold too. Oh, the joys of living in this climate.
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ area
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Is it just me or is this post almost 2 years old from a 1 post OP?
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Old 02-04-2016, 04:34 AM
 
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Is it just me or is this post almost 2 years old from a 1 post OP?


it's early...that's my excuse. lolol
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Old 02-04-2016, 03:38 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Is it just me or is this post almost 2 years old from a 1 post OP?
wait..what? wow.. didn't even notice lol
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Old 02-04-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: West Virginia
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By Now the Mold People have taken over.... old Twilight Zone
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