Mold contamination has become an increasing problem in homes, offices, and other indoor places across the United States. Mold can cause a lot of health problems to people who are exposed to it, and in severe cases, exposure to mold spores can even be fatal. Due to this growing concern, many different laws have been passed, which protect the rights of people in case of mold contamination. Here are some of the legal aspects of mold contamination.
As a tenant, if you have suffered from any illness due to mold contamination in your rented apartment, then you can sue the landlord for compensation and damage. The first thing that you need to do is to provide evidence of mold contamination. A report from a home inspector, which affirms the presence of mold in your home, can be sufficient proof of mold contamination. You also need to get the air quality tested to determine if there are elevated and harmful levels of mold spores in your rented premises.
Under the law, it is not the duty of the landlord to provide or pay for such proof, or to get the premises tested for any signs of mold contamination. The burden of providing such proof lies with the tenant. But if there is in fact any mold contamination found, and the landlord has been proved guilty of neglecting his responsibilities, then a tenant can recover any expenses relating to gathering of the proof, as well as any other damages that may arise due to mold contamination.
As a new home buyer, if you have noticed any signs of mold contamination in your new home, and this was not disclosed to you by the seller, then you have legal rights under mold contamination laws. You can sue the seller for non-disclosure and also for any damages and compensation that may arise due to the mold contamination or any illnesses because of it.
Damages Due to Mold Contamination
If you have suffered from any disease due to mold contamination at your workplace, in a rented apartment, or in your new home, then you may be entitled to receive the following damages:
Mold contamination is a very serious problem, which can result in a host of problems, medical and otherwise. If you have suffered in any way due to mold contamination, you should hire a lawyer immediately, to protect your rights and recover any damages that you may be entitled to.
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