Local attorney has advice on winning mold cases in court


INVESTIGATED AN EXTREME CASE OF MOLD ON THE PENINSULA. LAB RESULTS SHOWED AN APARTMENT HAD INDOOR MOLD COUNTS THAT WERE 36 TIMES GREATER THAN WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED ELEVATED. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER CHRIS HORNE FOUND THAT MOLD IS A WAY OF LIFE IN EVERY CORNER OF HAMPTON ROADS. TONIGHT HE’S FOLLOWING UP WITH HOW TO MAKE YOUR CASE IN COURT IF MOLD SHOWS UP IN YOUR APARTMENT. LANDLORDS HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES BUT SO DO TENANTS. I GOT SOME ADVICE ON HOW TO WIN A MOLD CASE FROM AN ATTORNEY WHO FIGHTS FOR RENTERS IN COURT. ATTORNEY JESSICA KLEIN SAYS IF YOU WANT TO WIN A MOLD CASE IN COURT – YOU THE FIRST STEP A TENANT SHOULD DO IS WRITE A LETTER TO THEIR LANDLORD O PROPERTY MANAGER – THEY WANT TO DO THAT IMMEDIATELY AND YOU WANT TO PUT IT IN WRITING AND HAVE IT DATED AND SIGNED AND YOU WANT TO KEEP A COPY OF THAT. DON’T FORGET – THAT WRITTEN NOTICE IS REQUIRED UNDER CAN HELP, BUT ONCE THE LANDLORD IS NOTIFIED THAT MOLD EVEN COULD BE PRESENT — THEY HAVE TO TAKE STEPS TO INVESTIGATE AND CORRECT THE PROBLEM. C 1 1:48 JESSICA KLEIN ATTORNEY — IF THERE’S A WATER LEAK THAT’S CREATING THE MOLD, THEN THEY WOULD WANT TO INVESTIGATE WHERE THAT WATER’S COMING FROM, CAUSE THAT WATER TO STOP, IT JUST DEPENDS ON WHAT THE ISSUE IS. IF THE LANDLORD DOES NOT TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION, THEN THE TENANT CAN FILE ONE OF THESE – A TENANT’S ASSERTION AND COMPLAINT. BUT THE TENANT CAN NOT JUST STOP PAYING RENT. C 1 4:10 JESSICA KLEIN ATTORNEY — THEY CAN PAY THEIR RENT INTO ESCROW, SO THE RENT DOES CONTINUE TO GET PAID, THE TENANT CAN NOT WITHHOLD RENT IN VIRGINIA. IN THE END A JUDGE WOULD DECIDE WHO GETS THAT ESCROWED RENT – EITHER THE LANDLORD OR THE TENANT. IN EXTREME CASES A TENANT CAN WIN RELOCATION, BUT KLEIN SAYS THOSE ARE RARE AND JUDGES LOOK AT EACH CASE ON ITS OWN MERITS. SO WHAT IF YOU THINK THAT YOU NOT ONLY HAVE MOLD – BUT YOU BELIEVE THAT MOLD IS MAKING YOU SICK? KLEIN SAYS THAT’S WHEN IT BECOMES A DIFFERENT KIND OF CASE AND YOU’LL NEED A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER. CHRIS HORNE 10 ON YOUR SIDE

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10 thoughts on “Local attorney has advice on winning mold cases in court

  1. I have a mold case also my Kids got sick I have all the paper work but having a hard time finding a mold attorney in Illinois

  2. I was exposed to black mold as,a Federal Ranger,at Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia Beach, VA. The Stone Cold Heating and Air Conditioning Company I stalled the AC unit incorrectly, water elaborating inside behind the walls for several months, black mold everywhere. Air,quality report showed my air quality was essentially poisoned in my work space. My health took a rapid decline, I grew a th.or on right kidney, kidney removed had a heart attack, severe anxiety, nightmares, metallic taste in mouth seizure like symptoms, my medical bills thousands of dollars I need an attorney for a 3rd party claim against AC company [email protected] com

  3. We have leaks in our bathroom mold in our apartment and it's effecting my health! And making me very sick! ! We have told the landlord many times about the mold just gives us a spray! We been here about 5 years!

  4. I stay in an apartment complex and recently went into the attic and discovered what I think is black mold all over the insulation in the attic. There are black and gray stains all over the insulation. I had a toilet leak for over a year and have even told them about the insulation being wet in the attic and they clearly said that it was from an old leak. they never replaced the soiled insulation and now it looks all funky up there. After the pipes busted a couple of weeks ago I heard them saying that they werent going to do a full repair, is it okay if I just contact the health department to verify it is truly mold because we have had so many negative interactions and failure to repair things properly.

  5. Here's the bad news on black mold for all you freeloaders and social parasites: it is not proven to cause any injuries. In reality, most of you complaining about it are entitled slobs who don't know how to clean your homes or run an exhaust fan. God forbid you actually buy a dehumidifier in the summer! Grow up and get a life; better yet, get a JOB, preferably full-time, and you won't have the time or energy to resort to worrying about things like "black mold" or "fibromyalgia" or any other bogus nonsense.

  6. The air ducts on top of the ceiling of the basement are blocked and my father thinks that the mold in the air ducts are causing the blockage of the air ducts because the downstairs has been feeling cold. My father thinks that our house is contaminated. I told him that maybe I should call somebody, but he would not let me.

  7. We are currently displaced by our landlord who now has served a notice to end our tenancy as we have requested repairs and restorations be completed by a professional Company. We have spent our entire savings including our retirement fighting this the past 45 days can anyone help us with how to seek compensation as we are suffering from poisoning and just because the mold is not visible the landlord refuses any adequate next steps
    Thanks

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