Building a home or purchasing a home for your Illinois family is exciting, but it can be devastating to learn there are potential complications with your new property. This is particularly true if these issues are hazards that could cause complications with your health. One of these issues is the presence of mold in the home.
There are various types of mold, and they can cause serious health issues for the people who live in the house where it is. If you find mold in the home you just purchased or constructed, you could have grounds to take legal action. There may be specific parties responsible for failing to disclose the mold problem or faulty construction that caused the problem.
The silent threat to your well-being
Mold is a natural occurrence when there is the presence of moisture. Of course, moisture in your home, such as in your walls, is a sign that there is a water issue or there was a water issue at some point. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware of the potential for a problem until after they notice mold. Mold can grow wherever there is moisture on wood, ceiling tiles, insulation and even your carpet.
Whether it was because of an unseen water leak or moisture problem somewhere in the house, you may suspect there is a serious issue with your house when you notice the following:
- Water stains on your walls or in your ceiling
- Visible growth of mold
- Discoloration on the outside of your home on your exterior walls
- Finding standing water in your house or under your house
- Smelling a bad musty or unclean odor
If you learned of a serious issue after you purchased your house, it is possible that you are the victim of a dishonest disclosure, inefficient inspection or faulty construction. Mold remediation is expensive, and you may find it beneficial to learn about your legal options as soon as possible.
Guidance for your real estate issue
If you have a mold problem in your new house, there is no time to lose in seeking the full protection of your health and your financial interests. A complete evaluation of your case with a legal ally with experience in real estate issues can help you understand the specific options available to you.
You may have unknowingly purchased problems when you purchased your home, but you do not have to deal with the aftermath on your own. You could have grounds for a civil claim against the liable party.