I honestly don't know how there could be mold down there, it's been bone dry for the whole 9 years I've lived in the house, and if it was there when I moved in, you would think the inspector would have noticed it. I used to store all kinds of stuff including cardboard boxes and books down there, wouldn't they have collected moisture if there was some?
My feeling is that the people saw what they thought was mold, may have been concerned about it, but also didn't like something else about the house. Maybe their furniture didn't fit, who knows. So they used the mold as an excuse to try to get out of the contract without losing their deposit. Otherwise, why wouldn't they have just asked us to fix the problem? I'm not buying the story about him being "deathly" allergic. If you're that allergic to mold, wouldn't that be the first thing you checked for in a house?
And my sister brought up a good point today -- if he's "deathly" allergic to mold, how the heck did he get in the military? I remember when I was going into the Air Force, it practically took a Congressional review for them to get over the fact that I was allergic to cats. And I'm thinking you're a little bit more likely to encounter mold than cats in the military. But whatev. I kept the deposit (which is what caused all the yelling). But just to get him out of my life, I told him that if we could get the house rented within a month, then he could have it back.
They had two prospective tenants looking at the house today. The first one they took down into the crawl space and had her look around, and all she said was "Look at all this storage space!" The second one came over while I was there, and I heard them lamenting about having to buy a washer and dryer. Which makes me even madder because we had one in there that we got rid of because Mr. Mold already had one.
Well, that's today's update. Supposedly the lady from the morning viewing is filling out an application, so we shall see!