Washington, DC asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maryland

Q: I have mold and have acquired health issues from the exposure. It was over a month before the mold was addressed.

How can my landlord be accountable? In Frederick, Maryland

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Shaneka Johnson
Shaneka Johnson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: Mold can be tricky. You may be able to sustain a case based on negligence and breach of contract, if you have a mold test (indoor air quality & core sample test) that shows elevated mold levels in the home and can prove the mold caused you physical harm and/or property damage.

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