Rental Abatement and Property Damage Due to Mold Growth

Landlords in North Carolina have a statutory obligation to keep leased properties up to code and in a fit and habitable condition. When they fail to do so and mold growth occurs as a result, the tenant may be physically and financially damaged. If the tenant had previously provided the landlord notice of the problem, […]

Employee and Tenant Exposure to Toxic Black Mold

Stachybotrys chartarum, the so-called “black mold,” has increasingly been connected to health complications in those exposed to the toxic mold at home and at work. Symptoms and conditions linked to black mold include: headaches, chronic fatigue, nausea, memory loss, cold-like symptoms, pneumonia, swelling, cramps and joint pain, sinusitis, bronchitis, cancer, multiple chemical sensitivity, bleeding lungs, […]