Doctors want city to crack down on on mold and other housing code violations.

“Forty doctors wrote to Mayor Bloomberg, Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden and Housing Commissioner Shaun Donovan asking for stricter enforcement of mold removal.”

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Mold settlement hurts low-income renters most. (Article)

Pierce County Housing Authority not providing safe housing? Last month the authority paid $1.95 million to settle a lawsuit filed by low-income tenants who claimed a long term mold problem was the cause of their sickness. Click the link below to read the article.

http://www.thenewstribune.com/opinion/story/269938.html

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Important Information for Renters and Landlords (California)

As a mold inspection company we receive many calls from landlords and renters about suspected mold growth and what to do. And many times a lack of understanding and the legal rights can end up in disputes.

Below you will find a link to the California Department of Consumer Affairs web page detailing issues and problems that can arise in the landlord-tenant relationship. The page also describes landlord’s responsibility for repairs, tenant’s responsibility for repair and conditions that make a rental unit legally uninhabitable.

http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/problems.shtml

California Department of Consumer Affairs
http://www.dca.ca.gov/

Landlord/Tenant Book Index
http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/index.shtml