Can a landlord be sued if an apartment has mold or if he does a poor job at removing the mold?

Can a landlord be sued if an apartment has mold or if he does a poor job at removing the mold?

Can a landlord be sued if an apartment has mold or if he does a poor job at removing the mold?

YES! Landlords need to be vigilant about the mold issue. A chronic leaking roof, leaking water pipes, bathroom moisture, or a poorly maintained ventilation system can be an invitation to a lawsuit. .  Here is the problem: mold litigation is on the rise. More and more lawyers are handling cases relating to mold exposure, and more and more tenants are winning.  This is causing many landlords to rethink the wording in leases and to inspect their properties more closely.

Landlords must ensure that all reasonable means have been taken to provide a clean habitable living space and this includes making sure there is no mold growth. Indoor air quality experts are available to provide assistance. When mold remediation is needed, be sure to use a company that has experience. There are certain protocols that need to be followed, as you will want to ensure that you can prove that the job was done properly.

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