Helping Homeowners Take Legal Action For Mold And Drywall Issues
Mold is a serious problem that can cause structural damage and health problems. Moisture intrusion that leads to mold can also contribute to extensive drywall issues, requiring costly remediation, repairs and replacement.
If you purchased or built a home and are now facing mold or drywall issues, you may have grounds for a legal claim. You shouldn’t have to bear the price of someone’s else negligence.
At Brown & Associates Law & Title, P.A., we can help you assess your options. Our lawyers have decades of experience with Florida real estate law. We represent homeowners across west-central Florida from our offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa.
How Mold And Drywall Problems Arise
In Florida’s humid subtropical climate, moisture intrusion can cause extensive damage to your home. Moisture is a common cause of both mold and drywall problems. In new construction, many preventative measures can protect the home from moisture intrusion. As the owner of a newly constructed home, you should be able to trust that proper measures were taken to prevent moisture buildup.
Issues that commonly contribute to moisture problems include:
- Poor workmanship
- Defective plumbing
- Inadequate flashing
- Use of subpar materials
Any of these issues could be grounds for a legal claim.
Pursuing Compensation For Remediation And Repairs
If you bought the home from a private seller, you may be able to pursue a claim against the sellers for failing to disclose issues such as mold, water intrusion and drywall problems. With new construction, you can pursue a construction defect claim against the contractor, subcontractor or manufacturer of defective materials.
If the mold is related to an event that is covered by your homeowners’ insurance, such as hurricane damage, you may also have an insurance claim for property damage.
Our attorneys can help you evaluate which option is the best for your situation.