My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Illinois
I found an apartment on Craigslist that I was really interested in, mainly because rent was only $400 and it included ALL utilities. I emailed the landlord and she informed that not only did the water heater in that apartment break, and flood it, but the one above it broke and flooded it again. There was mold all along the bottom of the wall and in the bedroom. I told her that in order for me to move in that it needed to be fixed.
Well after only a few months of living there I have come to the conclusion that they probably only painted over the mold. My mother complains that my clothes reek, I feel itchy every morning I wake up, and my allergies are kicking my butt. I am constantly clogged with frequent headaches and body aches. I can't keep bread in there for more than a couple days because they start to mold and my two wicker stools that just sit there are starting to grow mold on the tops of them. Can I get out of my lease early because I cannot go on like this. Also, if I can what actions should I take?