I live in a federally funded comples for elderly and disabled in NJ. The manager of the complex remediated a mold problem in my apartment
and my elderly neighbors
. She said we would be responsible for the mold remediation. She said it was the result of tenant neglect.
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: There is a large drainage
area behind our apartments that is frequently wet and muddy. I replaced all my furniture, and threw out a lot of my clothing and belongings during the remediation. The manager said i would have to use my security to pay for the mold remediation it would cost me $500. I don't believe the mold was due to my fault. Am i responsible for this portion of the bill? My neighbors portion was paid by their church. The cost of replacement of my belongings was over $1000.
JA: Has any paperwork been filed?
Customer: In Morris county NJ
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: The landlord and assistant are harassing me and threatening eviction
. I am in the complex due to mental illness and have been a model tenant for 6 years. My parents have helped me to cover my replacement costs up to this point but have been told that mold remediation is the responsibility of the landlord in NJ