Date posted: 5/5/2010
Years at this apartment: 2008 – 2009
Lexington Farms should fix their drainage and leaking window problems or inform perspective tenants of the mold. Then if the perspective tenants don t mind the constant moldy odor, the expense associated with constant cleaning, the extra time spent cleaning, the extra energy needed to constantly clean, and the potential harm to health, if all that doesn t bother the tenants, then the tenants should get a reduction in rent. Indeed, the mold deluxe floor plans should be cheaper than the mold free floor plans. But guess what. If given a choice, even the most skeptical person, who loves to breathe mold spores, enjoys the aroma the little fungus produces, likes to inhale bleach spray and owns Clorox shares, enjoys spending free time cleaning huge ginormous windows, and finds the fungus tasty as it trickles down the their throats, EVEN THOSE TENANTS would STILL CHOOSE TO SPEND THEIR RENT DOLLARS ON A MOLD FREE APARTMENT. Hiding your mold is illegal and unethical.
And your representative, the leasing agent that signed up me and my roommate sold us on many other falsehoods. I did not sign a lease with Lexington farms to be stressed, placed in potential harm, or to be the companies mold removal crew. I was unable to feel comfortable in my home!
Mold can cause serious health problems. For accurate information about the health effects of mold, go to truthaboutmold.info and achemmic.com. There are many landlords and apartment management companies who are notorious for mold and other substandard conditions. Check for a Tenants Rights organization in your area or contact your Legal Aid office or Attorney General.
Political Action Committee – National Apartment Association (NAA) files Amicus Brief in mold case (two infant deaths in mold filled apt – Wasatch Prop Mgmt) citing US Chamber/ACOEM ‘litigation defense report’ to disclaim health effects of indoor mold & limit financial risk for industry
“Changes in construction methods have caused US buildings to become perfect petri dishes for mold and bacteria to flourish when water is added. Instead of warning the public and teaching physicians that the buildings were causing illness; in 2003 the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, a think-tank, and a workers comp physician trade organization mass marketed an unscientific nonsequitor to the courts to disclaim the adverse health effects to stave off liability for financial stakeholders of moldy buildings. Although publicly exposed many times over the years, the deceit lingers in US courts to this very day.” Sharon Noonan Kramer
Information on Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana continuing to allow tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of mold toxins
Irrefutable evidence indicates that Riverstone Residential, Guarantee Service Team of Professionals, & plaintiffs’ attorney, J Arthur Smith III, must have agreed to exclude evidence that would have shown the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments & Riverstone Residential had knowledge of the severe MOLD INFESTATION at the complex before we moved in