A landlord has a responsibility to provide a tenantable property. This means that a rental unit must provide safe accommodation and conform to local building codes. Toxic mold in the Bay Area can render a rental unit untenantable, especially for persons sensitive to the mold. In extreme cases, toxic mold can cause severe breathing problems and other medical problems. Your risk for mold exposure may not come just from your living space, but also from mold in hallways, basements and other common areas.
If you are a tenant who suffers because of toxic mold in your Bay Area apartment, the Law Offices of James Coy Driscoll may be able to help you. Call us at (415) 523-5591 to discuss your situation with an experienced tenants' rights lawyer.
What We Can Do For You
The Law Offices of James Coy Driscoll has extensive experience fighting for the rights of tenants in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and throughout the Bay Area. Our firm can help you in several ways.
We may obtain a mold inspection. If the mold testing shows that your rental unit or building has unacceptable levels of toxic mold, we can use the law to force your landlord to undertake mold remediation procedures. In cases where complete mold removal may not be feasible or is prohibitively expensive for your landlord, we may be able to obtain a cash settlement for you.
By making a toxic mold complaint to the proper public agency, we can protect you in other ways. Any eviction or rent increase attempt within six months of such a complaint is presumed to be retaliatory and may be prohibited by law.
Contact An Attorney Experienced With Mold Issues
To protect your home and your health, you should talk with an experienced attorney. The Law Offices of James Coy Driscoll may be able to help you.
For a consultation about mold in your rental unit with an attorney at the Law Offices of James Coy Driscoll, call (415) 523-5591 or contact our tenants' rights attorney online. The initial telephone consultation is free of charge.