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My daughter recently returned to Madrid, where she attends college, to find a large amount of mold in her bedroom.

This is why she was suffering from breathing problems prior to returning home for the holidays.

We need to end her lease since the place is no longer fit for living. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Nobody should have to live in those circumstances, but I'm not sure what Spain does about this situation.

Do you have any advice? What do you suggest?

Appreciate your help!

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Hey @Jenni Generally, a small amount of mold does not pose a major issue for most people, but it can be more problematic for those with respiratory difficulties. To eliminate mould, purchase a mould remover spray and ensure proper ventilation.

Unfortunately, the only ways to reduce the humidity in a room are dehumidifying it or heating it up; however, you can also try opening a window, as hot air retains less moisture than cold air. Both will increase the electricity bill.


Almost all homes in Spain have moisture and mold issues. The landlord can take care of it, or your daughter can get an anti-mold paint and paint it herself. A dehumidifier is necessary. In the UK, homes are typically double walled and insulated. This is not the case in Spain, where many dwellings do not possess a damp course. We discovered that the humidity in our home is particularly high, which isn't ideal. This is true in my area.


To prevent mold growth, use a bleach solution to clean the area, and then paint with an anti-mold product. If you have air conditioning, you can use a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air; this will usually result in buckets of water gathering at the end of the drain pipe.

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