We ran into a similar problem last year, where slow water infiltration had caused mold to grow. The important thing before removing the mold is to ensure you have pin pointed what has created that problem and fix it at the same time you will remove all the drywall and everything else.
We were really lucky with our tenants. They were already contemplating the idea of moving out to a bigger apartment, so we broke the lease without the required three months notice. Since they were excellent tenants, we thanked them by writing them a recommendation letter to help them with their search for a new apartment. They really appreciated that simple gesture.
After they moved out, we took the hit and got everything fixed. We also used this opportunity to improve the apartment (new floors, counter tops, paint) and raised the rent before bringing in new tenants. At the end of the day, it was a tough pill to swallow initially but it was well worth the investment, and generating this loss made a difference on our next tax return.
Hope this helps.
Can I ask who did your environment assessment? and what was the assessment? air testing , sampling, or visual? Was Alberta Health Services involved?
-Usually if the sq. footage is extensive, the guidelines call for remediation and that is the most expensive option.
-If you can do the work youself , like cut out drywall, without remediation, you have it lucky. By this I mean no external agency has required you to hire mold professionals.
-Edmonton's cornerstone grant is not an option anymore.
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