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What kind of attorney do I need?

I live in a gov’t subsidized apartment (my rent is not subsidized). I have black mold covering the entire inside of the apartment to include the walls, celiling and carpeting. Managment, board members nor the city (who owns the apt). will not recognize that there is a problem. I have developed respiratory problems from the mold. I need to know how to proceed. Thank you.

Asked on June 9, 2009 under Personal Injury, Kansas

Answers:

J.M.A., Member in Good Standing of the Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

You need to hire a personal injury attorney that is familiar with housing matters.  You claim appears to be for breach of your quiet enjoyment of the premises as well as negligence.  I suggest that you write your landlord a letter telling him about the problem and enclosing pictures.  the landlord's failure to respond to this will help you case at a later date to show neglect and so forth.  There is no reason that you should have to live in such conditions.  I would also write a letter to the attorney gerneral complaining about the problem as it will pressure the landlord to take action (make sure you copy the landlord on your letter to the atty general).  In the meantime, you should also obtain a laywer.


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