California Renter’s Rights Against Mold

insurance-policyDid you know that there is a new law in California that requires landlords to give written notice to any possible tenants when they know there is mold that exceeds permissible exposure limits? This also includes mold that is causing health problems in tenants as well as hidden or invisible mold.

What Are My Responsibilities?

As a renter you must maintain your apartment on a clean and sanitary level at all times. This means consistently cleaning and running fans in your apartment to allow it to air out. If there are any problems you are also responsible for reporting them to the landlord as soon as possible.

What Are My Landlord’s Responsibilities?

Your landlord has to let you know if there is mold present in the apartment. If you have health problems due to mold that you are unaware of then you need to let your landlord know immediately. Go to the doctor and keep track of all of your medical records from this point forward. Your landlord can be held accountable for any health related costs due to the mold.

California’s Repair and Deduct Law

In California if the landlord has not responded in a timely manner to the written notification of the mold problem, then the tenant is allowed to not pay rent until the problem is fixed. The tenant is also allowed to file a lawsuit to recover any damages caused to their environment or their health. If this is the course of action that you choose to seek, it is best to find a lawyer to talk to about what your next steps should be.

Have Your Landlord Pay for Mold Remediation

If there is a mold problem on your premises, Water Damage Zone can eradicate it before it becomes more of a headache for everyone involved. If your landlord doesn’t elect to pay for mold remediation you can also bring them to court and force them to solve the problem. By knowing companies that help with mold remediation you can also recommend them to owners as a solution. Water Damage Zone works with businesses to solve money and time for everyone.


Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520-1923  your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.

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Van Nuys, CA 91411

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