Question: My tenant was growing marijuana in the basement bedrooms of our rental house, with plastic on the walls and ceilings. He was there for a month before being evicted. Do I need to worry about any mold from his growing operation? Need rent the house in a couple of weeks.
Answer: I would suggest you have the basement tested for possible mold and other hazards before renting it out again. If cleaning is required, hire a qualified professional. This way, if any of your future tenants sues you (for mold that presumably was caused by the marijuana operation), you’ll be able to defend yourself.