What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
I live in California, and I have had several problems with my apartment. Mainly mold on the walls, and have been living with it for years. Just recently, I have seriously been thinking about moving, and I don't want to give 30 days notice, because I would have to pay another month's rent if I did. I was reading on [url=http://www.caltenantlaw.com/Habitability.htm]California Tenant Law - Non-profit legal advice for California renters' rights[/url] a section of california civil code 1942 that I should be able to get out whenever I want to.
"Normally, you have to give 30 days' notice to end a monthly tenancy. Where the place is uninhabitable in any respect, the law allows you to move without any notice, under Civil Code 1942. You don't have to tell the landlord about the conditions, or give him a chance to fix them. The landlord has a sudden vacancy, losing money, and has to fix everything; to the Legislature, it's poetic justice. The defects don't have to be serious, and you may not even care about them. You can use them as an excuse to legally end your lease if you got a job transfer, can't afford it, are getting a divorce, or other reasons."
A quote from the website. Is this accurate? What would the implications be if I just wrote a note and up and left? (Keep in mind, there is a lot of mold!) I'm also hoping the fact that I have taken so long to say anything about it would hurt me.
It's a long story, but I actually have brought it up before, (No way to prove it though) with the old apartment manager. he just said to open the windows more often, and did nothing. Now we have new management, and I just want to know what problems i might run into?