Mold threat puts lease-option on hold

Shoddy remediation, doctor's warning cast doubt on purchase plans

DEAR BARRY: I am renting a home with an option to buy, but there are serious mold problems that have badly affected by health. The mold is caused by a leaking pan at the air conditioner in the attic. Water puddles above the bathroom are causing mold to grow on the ceiling and walls. Two months ago, the landlord painted over the mold and cleared the blockage in the A/C pan, but the leaking has continued, and the mold is coming back.

My doctor says I have "Sick Building Syndrome" and has advised me to move immediately. What do you recommend? –Tracy