Tenant Guide

Mold Addendum

Please refer to this list prior to submitting a maintenance request. A request submitted due to misuse or neglect could result in a personal liability for expenses incurred.

There are certain problems that can be avoided by using a normal amount of care and attention resulting in fewer maintenance calls and aggravation to you, the resident. You are expected to take care of the following:


Mold consists of naturally occurring microscopic organisms which reproduce by spores. Mold breaks down and feeds on organic matter in the environment. The mold spores spread through the air and the combination of excessive moisture and organic matter allows for mold growth. Not all, but certain types and amounts of mold can lead to adverse health effects and/or allergic reactions.

Not all mold is readily visible, but when it is, can often be seen in the form of discoloration, ranging from white to orange and from green to brown and black, and often there is a musty odor present. Reducing moisture and proper housekeeping significantly reduces the chance of mold and mold growth.

Climate Control

Tenant(s) agree to use all air-conditioning, if provided, in a reasonable manner and use heating systems in moderation and to keep the premises properly ventilated by periodically opening windows to allow circulation of fresh air during dry weather only. WE RECOMMEND THAT AIR CONDITIONING IS USED AT ALL TIMES.

Hold Harmless

If the premises is or was managed by an agent of the Owner, TENANT(S) agrees to hold Agent and its employees harmless and shall look solely to the property Owner in the event of any litigation or claims concerning injury, damage or harm suffered due to mold or mildew.

Small Areas Of Mold

If mold has occurred on a small non-porous surface such as ceramic tile, formica, vinyl flooring, metal or plastic and the mold is not due to an ongoing leak or moisture problem. Tenant agrees to clean the areas with soap (or detergent) and a small amount of water, let the surface dry, and then within 24 hours apply a non staining cleaner such as Lysol Disinfectant, Pine-Sol Disinfectant (original pine-scented), Tilex Mildew Remover, or Clorox Cleanup.

Violation Of Addendum

IF TENANT(S) FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THIS ADDENDUM, Tenant(s) can be held responsible for property damage to the dwelling and any health problems that may result. Noncompliance includes but is not limited to Tenant(s) failure to notify the Owner or Agent of any mold, mildew or moisture problems immediately IN WRITING.

Violation shall be deemed a material violation under the terms of the Lease, and owner or agent shall be entitled to exercise all rights and remedies it possesses against TENANT(S) at law or in equity and TENANT(S) shall be liable to Owner for damages sustained to the Leased Premises. TENANT(S) shall hold Owner and agent harmless for damage or injury to person or property as a result of TENANT(S) failure to comply with the terms of this addendum.

Resident Handbook

The new resident handbook and all contained herein are an addendum to and in addition to and made part of the lease agreement and in the event there is any conflict between the lease and this addendum, the provisions of this addendum shall govern.

We are happy to answer your questions, we kindly request you not ask us to breach any of its covenants.