Who Can Be Held Liable for a Toxic Mold Claim?

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Toxic Mold Claim?As a Texas resident, chances are generally greater than in other states that you may have mold in your home, condo, apartment or any other property you own or lease because of our hot, humid climate. And if you are wondering if you have the basis for a toxic mold claim, there are several different parties that may potentially be liable for any damages you have suffered, including:

Homeowners’ insurer – most homeowners’ insurers generally exclude mold as a covered peril in their policies, but be sure to check your policy first before planning your next steps.

Contractor or builder – if you have an infestation of mold because of shoddy construction or materials, or the builder failed to install the proper ventilation.

Architect or engineer – if the design of your home was faulty; i.e., did not include proper ventilation.

Construction materials supplier – if the materials supplied for the construction of your home were of poor quality or already contained mold.

Previous owner or realtor – if the prior owner knew and failed to disclose the presence of mold during the sale of your home. And, if a real estate agent represented the seller, that realtor may also be held liable.

Property inspector – if the property inspector you hired to inspect the home prior to purchase failed to detect the mold.

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