Mold in British Columbia
Mold is a major problem in many homes in BC given our damp climate. It is important that you check for signs of mold before moving into a place and take every step possible to prevent mold in your home.
Finding mold may not be reason enough to break a tenancy agreement and move out of a place early. If you do find mold make sure you document it with pictures and letters to your landlord in case you should need evidence for a dispute resolution hearing at the Residential Tenancy Branch. If you do not create evidence that you notified your landlord in a timely manner, your landlord could blame you for causing the problem or making it worse.
You can call your local health authority for more information.
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