22 Jan Landlords Sued over Mold
Renters can face many challenges when it comes to finding and keeping a good home. One challenge that is a serious threat is mold. Mold in a home may leave occupants with a myriad of health issues, including long lasting respiratory issues and cancer.
If you are a landlord, it’s your responsibility to take care of mold immediately. Renters may take actions in several ways, including withholding rent to cover expenses, lawsuits, or simply moving out. Without prompt mold testing and mold remediation, the costs responsible by a landlord could skyrocket. You may ask how? Mold spores can quickly spread throughout a home causing treatment required to go from one room to an entire house. Additionally, medical expenses for a tenant relating to mold could be the responsibility of the landlord if the mold remediation isn’t taken care of quickly enough.
There are many occurrences where landlords have been sued; from private residential to even privatized military housing landlords. Linked below we show a recent example of five different military families filing lawsuits due to mold problems.
Unfortunately for one of the families involved in the military lawsuit, mold also latches on to objects. Unless properly treated, personal belongings may be doomed to the trash can. One of the families involved in the lawsuit encountered this, and their belongings are currently unusable and sitting in storage.
Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, make sure you take the proper measures to work together. As a tenant, give your landlord notice when you believe there is mold, and when they schedule for a mold inspection, free up your schedule to accommodate quick action. As a landlord, act fast and get your mold inspection, mold testing, and finally your mold remediation done by a licensed professional. It will save you thousands in the long run.
Nanoguard is a mold remediation company, indoor air quality testing company, and disinfection company in Orlando Florida.