Its not only cold attics being vented into either,the one I had to deal with was in palm springs,lol.
Yep that wonderful $500-$1600 shortcut someone takes that cost someone in the thousands and thousands. Got to love it. Although seeing some other peoples setups and how they run wiring of all things I can understand why landlords are so freaked half the time. I remember walking into to someones grow I knew and made him stop what he was doing and we went to depot to fix his half ass wiring so he wouldn't burn the fucking house down. Got to love the come check this out for 10 mins that turns into a can of worms.
Is there some ungodly bonus to the house like it already has 2 service drops and panels in the basement or something that you can't just pass up? If not the landlord will have to fix it and pass an enviro inspection before I would every consider giving them a dollar. "I promise it will be fixed" fuck that. Just be forewarned. If the landlord does all this I bet your rent will go up by a couple hundred bucks before you move in. So consider that and if that is worth it to you vs a different place. Just like @Freshone said thts going to be a 10-20k plus job maybe more if that isnt the half of it.
Why the fuck do people vent into attics in cold climates. Fucking amateur hour.
Maybe you could speak with the landlord and see about getting the roof fixed but that looks like a big job to undertake. The mold doesn't look to be caused by growers to me but by a bad roof with completely saturated sheathing. How does it smell? Insulation soaked too? Is this the whole area or just where the ice dams form on your roof? That is potentially a massive job if all the trusses are shot too.
straight up man..I dk why people do this but unfortunately there are some real bozo's who grow and give a bad name to those who know how to properly run indoor rooms. The place is pretty upgraded yes, 3 ton ac, extra panel, 2 flower rooms built out but ya...it's gonna be an expensive job if anything is to happen here, landlord wasn't to happy once I broke the news as ya'll can imagine but he was happy that someone came forward with the info.
Not in the Springs but I am in Colorado, sad to hear multiple stories of growers giving growers a bad rap essentially, I'm sure there are many other instances in this state of this happening. Just to update everyone on the situation, the Slumlord said he was going to have it professionally repaired and was no longer going to rent to growers so that sealed it for me. I'd be pretty surprised if he fixed it properly as everyone of his responses have been pretty lackluster and seem to dodge the direct issue, looking to Band aid the problem but it's out of sight out of mind for me at this point, best of luck to him.Wow this story is all too familiar, you dont happen to be in Colorado Springs, do you?
Same situation a couple friends of mine had. Landlords played dumb claimed they didnt know there was mold after their previous tenant told them over and over. Insurance company refused to pay for the mold removal when they noticed the rings on the basement floor from 7 gallon grow pots.
I would not live anywhere managed by landlords like that, period.