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Re: Tenant Highly Contributed To Mold Growth In Condo
by Tom (California)
on May 13, 2012 @20:24
Unless the tenant is very ill, and has deep medical documentation, and evidence that the mold in the unit is a health risk and/or made him or her ill he or she is going to have an extremely up-hill battle in court trying to prove his case that this supposed minor mold issue in the condo was a health risk.
The only way an attorney would take an alleged case like this on a contingency basis is if in fact there was a medically documented condition as a result of this mold issue, and the mold has been found to be toxic. Otherwise this tenant is going to have to shell out thousands of dollars upfront to his or her attorney to initiate this case.
I wouldn't be worried about this tenant threatening to sue you for medical issues. You had guys in there to test it, and found it to be non-toxic. Just like Katiekate said, he wants to pull some scare tactics on you to subdue you to what he wants to do which is move out, have you pay him his rent monies back, and not be obligated to pay you to any monies owed as per the lease agreement.
9 times out 10 when people like this bully, threaten, or warn of legal action or any other repercussions against you if you don't do what they want it is just push of force you into something to their advantage.
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