Chesapeake, VA asked in Landlord - Tenant and Personal Injury for Virginia

Q: what type of attorney will i need to defend me (landlord) in a mold case?

the was a leaky roof that was repair immediately once my property manger was notified in Aug 2016 shortly after tenant notified property manager of mold someone was sent out to wipe down the walls with clorox solution in Sept. later in late November tenant stated there was mold again. tenant later claim that the problem occurred in June and family of 4 was treated for respiratory problems. do i have a case, delayed notification. tenant has an attorney and certified letter received asking me to contact their office.

property was in excellent condition, prior to tenant everything was brand new due to fire. there was a lot abnormal damage to the property. tenant lived on the premises Feb 2015-Dec 2016

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory Andrews Cade
Gregory Andrews Cade
Answered

A: A landlord and tenant attorney with relevant work experience is usually the most suitable legal professional to represent you under these circumstances. Since they are specialized in handling cases which involve disputes between tenants and landlords, they will certainly be able to provide you with adequate, well-informed legal advice, as well as represent you in court, if necessary. While landlords have to comply with the warranty of habitability and ensure appropriate living conditions for tenants, they are exempt from any responsibility if a problem on the property occurs due to a tenant’s negligence. A landlord and tenant lawyer will undoubtedly be of tremendous help in your situation and will efficiently assist you with sorting it out.

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