As a tenant, you have the right to live in a property that is clean and generally in good condition. It’s the landlord’s responsibility to ensure the rental property is in adequate condition before the tenant moves in, including the removal of any mould.
If a tenant discovers mould during the course of their tenancy, they should work together with the landlord to have it removed as quickly as possible.
Whether the landlord or tenant pays for the removal of the mould depends on how it was caused. Generally, if the mould was caused by pre-existing issues with the property, the landlord will be responsible for the payment. However, if the mould was caused by an unclean environment that the tenant created, they may be responsible for the costs.
Either way, it is important to deal with the mould problem swiftly and professionally.