My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California, County of Solano
Good morning. It's time to sign a new lease. This year an addendum has been added - the Lease/Rental Mold and Ventilation Addendum. While I have no problem with the agreements 1 through 9, I do have a problem with #10, as well as the paragraph stating "Tenant agrees that the premises is being delivered free of known damp or wet building materials (mold) or mildew contamination."
My question is: Will I be evicted for not signing? Should I write a letter as an addendum to the addendum stating why I do not want to sign said addendum?
My reason for not wanting to sign the addendum is that I'm almost certain there is mold present. The roof has leaked for 18 years and was "repaired" just one month ago, and only after the last rain storms caused our roof to dump several gallons of water in various locations in the living room and a spare bedroom, and more than 45 gallons (!!) of water into our bedroom over a two week period. We have always done our due diligence in notifying our landlord every time the roof leaked and the response has always been to send a guy out with a tube of mastic to seal 'nail pops' and the promise of a new roof soon. I can literally see the mold on the wall and the ceiling, so I know that, more than likely, there is a lot more of it where I cannot see it. It has been a month since the roof was "repaired" and more than five months since the leak destroyed part of the wall and ceiling above the head of my bed and still no repairs have been made.
Thank you for your time and consideration in answering my question, and please do not hesitate to ask for more info if needed.