We’ve written before about why mold in your home can be so dangerous. In this entry, we’ll talk about the responsibilities California landlords to make sure their tenants are able to live mold-free.
WHAT CALIFORNIA LAW SAYS ABOUT LANDLORDS AND MOLD
While landlords are not required to conduct ongoing tests to see if the presence of mold surpasses permissible limits, they must give full written disclosure to prospective tenants if mold is or is suspected to be in the building.
CAN THE LANDLORD BE HELD LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE?
Liabilities of the landlord are limited to things which are under their control. Good examples are the structure of the property, fixtures and other permanent components of the property.
The bottom line is that the landlord can indeed be held liable for a mold-related illness if the violation of the building code is ruled as the source of the illness.
Some good examples of this include:
REMEDIES FOR TENANTS
If you’re not satisfied with the actions or response from your landlord as it relates to mold in the house, you do have a host of options under California law. As a tenant, you have the right to:
THE PROS AT J&M KEYSTONE, INC. CAN CHECK & TREAT YOUR HOME FOR MOLD
Did you know that mold growth can begin in your home in just 72 hours after water or moisture has found its way into your home?
While you can certainly take steps to make your home less likely to experience mold growth, it’s in your best interest to have a professional mold remediation specialist – like J&M Keystone, Inc. – to make sure all mold patches are treated.
Call us today at 800-368-2757.
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