Mold Victims Question Tenant Rights

This short article from CBS 42 News, JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) summarizes how big of a problem mold can really become if left unchecked and untreated. This problem and similar legislation is becoming widespread in MA and nationwide.

It not only affects tenants but has a negative effect on property owners as well. It is lose/lose for both parties, with tenants having unlivable and dangerous environments, and property owners losing valuable rental income, while doing expensive damage repair.

All prospective buyers and renters should have a mold inspection done prior to a financial agreement, and if there is a mold problem, it is best to have it professional remediated and prevented to avoid any future problems.


Melissa Crabtree, CBS 42 News JASPER, Ala. (WIAT) – More than five hundred thousand alabama households live in rental housing. The Alabama Landlord Tenant Law enacted in 2007 ensures every rental house and apartment is a decent place to live. Attorney Bob Bryan says the law does require all tenants have a livable dwelling but that requires good communications. Bryan says emotions get the best of both sides instead of a heated conversation a simple note in writing is best. Bryan says take it from an expert … avoid litigation at all costs.