Renters With Mold In Their Units

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California Has Updated It’s Policy In Favor Of Tenants

Dampness in a rental unit space has long been listed as a condition making a home substandard to a code inspector.  As of January 1, 2016, mold is now a condition that makes a home substandard.  The owner of a rental property cites as by a local code inspector as substandard is required to repair the condition.

The California Department of Consumer Affairs provides advice for tenants on mold issue in “California Tenants – A Guide to Residential Tenants And Landlords Rights And Responsibilities”
The California Department of Consumer Affairs provides advice for tenants on mold issues and required repairs .  The presence of mold conditions in the rental unit that affect the livability of the unit or the health and safety of tenants may be a way in which the implied habitability of a unit is violated and that a tenant may be able to claim a breach of the implied warranty on the basis of documented contamination and or force repairs of the unit using their own funds of rent towards the repairs.

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