Most Home Insurance does NOT cover Mold Damage- 5 Facts about Mold and Home Insurance
1)Homeowners insurance covers mold damage if it was caused by a “covered peril.” Otherwise, an insurance company will likely not cover mold damage. Home insurance policies usually don’t cover mold that resulted from a preventable water leak, flooding, or high humidity. (Insurance.com)
2) Purchasing a house with hidden mold in the walls or crevice’s can result in a major clean up bill later that the new home owner is most likely responsible for paying.
3) Clean up of mold usually costs on average between $8,000 and $12,000 and in the State of Texas should only be done by a licensed Remediator. (https://www.tceq.texas.gov/remediation/standards)
4) The law says that landlords in Texas have a duty to remove conditions that “materially affect the physical health or safety of an ordinary tenant” if all of the following are true:
a)The condition was not caused by the tenant (renter), the tenant’s family, or the tenant’s guests; and
b)The landlord has proper written notice of the condition; and
c)The tenant is not delinquent in rent at the time of giving the landlord notice to repair or remedy.
Tex. Prop. Code § 92.056. (https://texaslawhelp.org/article/faqs-%E2%80%93-mold-renter%E2%80%99s-rights-texas)
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