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I moved into a dwelling that appears to have mold and mildew

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I moved into a dwelling that appears to have mold and mildew issues if it is found that the licensed realtor new and covered up those items prior to me moving in and didn't fix any of those items what is the recourse?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Gerald-Esquire replied 1 year ago.


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I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

If you are renting you can break the lease because the landlord must provide a unit that is habitable and safe.

If you purchased the property you can sue the realtor and the previous owner for the non-disclosure and fraud. You r damages would be the cost of the repair and clean up and potentially punitive damages.

You can also file a complaint against the realtor with the State Licensing Board for agents and brokers.

You can reach the Board here:

Real Estate litigation can be complicated. It would be good to contact local counsel to assist you with this. Most attorneys who do this work will meet with you to assess your case for little or no cost. This link can help you find local counsel:

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