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Old Mar 10th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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I was wondering who i could talk to about black mold in my home. It is literally everywhere and my landlord blames us for it. He wont take care of it. Would i have to call the health department or what?
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Old Mar 11th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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I wish to inform you that your state and city laws as well as your rental agreement will govern your rights and duties in the matter. In this regard, generally it is the duty of landlord to maintain premises and if the mold grows on account of the negligence of the landlord then landlord is responsible. However, if mold grows on account of negligence of tenant like not keeping the premises clean then tenant is liable. You may contact the health authorities and the building inspector in the city. Having ascertained the liability, you may give a written notice to the landlord. If the landlord does not resolve the matter then you may file a lawsuit. It may be noted that presently there are no federal laws dealing with mold.

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Old Mar 12th, 2012, 07:25 AM   #3
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In this you need to check whether mold are there in your rental before you take the building for rent. If so, then it is the responsibility of your LL to solve the problem. Also check the size of mold community, if it is small then you can easily remove it by using some mold control available in market.
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Mold is a health hazard and the landlord's duty to cure -- immediately. Yes, by all means, call the Health Department.

One can argue later about whose mold it is, whether it began before you moved in or not, whether it comes from a leak behind the ceiling or walls -- but if is throughout the dwelling, a leaky roof and/or siding is suspect.

Mold remediation has to be done by a professional so contact the health department and a mold remediation specialist to at least inspect and give an estimate of the cause and probable cost to repair. A friend of mine was hospitalized over 10 years ago due to mold in a relatively new house. Ten years later she is still suffering from the effects of that mold, so it is nothing to be dismissed as a minimal problem.
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What if the mold is a direct result of a moisture issue (from a structural problem) that the owner and property manager became aware of when they tried to sell the house over 1 year prior to renting it out? And now 3 years later, we tenants discovered a substantial amount of black mold as we watched a small river flow through our garage. Is this negligence on the part of the landlord and property manager?


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Mold is a health hazard and the landlord's duty to cure -- immediately. Yes, by all means, call the Health Department.

One can argue later about whose mold it is, whether it began before you moved in or not, whether it comes from a leak behind the ceiling or walls -- but if is throughout the dwelling, a leaky roof and/or siding is suspect.

Mold remediation has to be done by a professional so contact the health department and a mold remediation specialist to at least inspect and give an estimate of the cause and probable cost to repair. A friend of mine was hospitalized over 10 years ago due to mold in a relatively new house. Ten years later she is still suffering from the effects of that mold, so it is nothing to be dismissed as a minimal problem.
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Black mold is a bunch of BS. Only in America. Also ever wonder why the federal gov has no law about mold.... its because they know its BS. Europe is full of black mold and guess what... it is not an issue. Again only in america. we are so f__ing stupid. Black Mold, Asbestos, lead paint.... give me a break. you people are so stupid and you mold remediation people are crooks. Yes if you eat it and drink it that might be a problem.

DONT EAT PAINT CHIPS.
DONT PEE ON YOUR WALLS.
DONT STORE GASOLINE IN YOUR BASEMENT NEXT TO YOUR FURNACE.

I work for these type of people. let me guess the rental is full of crap and dirty. You let your 2 year olds run around unsupervised and hang on kitchen drawers until they break. Then you say "ohh the drawers broken". DAAAAHHHHHH!

Americans are getting dumber by the days. Whats next? Did you know granite gases radon. Theres a new industry for you idiots and scammers. "you will die of radiation poison if you dont seal your granite". you think im kidding? google it. As for you idiot renters... pay your rent morons!!
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Ya i think you must call an health expert and have checkup of all the family members done. Moreover, you must call a good mold remediation company, a company that helped me in case of black mold infection in my house is moldrestorationnj.info. They would analyze the situation adn will give you a brief estimate of the work.
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Wow to the person that thinks black mold and asbestos and lead paint are all BS never had a family member or someone die from any of those things. I pray that u never have to go through it.
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Wow to the person that thinks black mold and asbestos and lead paint are all BS never had a family member or someone die from any of those things. I pray that u never have to go through it.
99.9% of the population aware of these issues are totally unaware you can live in harmony with all of them under correct conditions.
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99.9% of the population aware of these issues are totally unaware you can live in harmony with all of them under correct conditions.
The "right conditions" are that; (1) it not be a type of mold (fungus) which is highly dangerous to human inhabitants, (2) the amount of spores in the air, (3) the sensitivity of the recipient of those spores in their lungs. (4) How long they wait before seeing a physician.

99.9% of the population is unaware of the danger of mold in their home. Not that they can live with mold in harmony. Those spores grow in the lungs and enough of them can seriously weaken a person's respiratory system, cause or aggravate allergies and in some instances, kill.

99.9% of the population is uninformed!
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