Real Estate Lawyers and Mold
Real estate lawyers constantly come in to contact with mold related issues when dealing with real estate transactions. Mold is often discovered by home, building or mold inspectors and the aforementioned inspections are typically performed as a condition listed in the purchase and sale agreement. There are also times where the mold is not detected until after the sale is finalized, the new purchasers or tenants have occupied that space and moisture damage whether past or present has caused suspect mold growth in previously unnoticed areas.
Our office receives numerous calls from both real estate lawyers and real estate purchasers asking for advice on mold and their mold related issues.
Real Estate Lawyers and Mold. Now What?
If mold is detected either during or after a real estate transaction a team of experts is often required to protect the interests of players involved. To this end, GeoFocus Mould Solutions recommends that the team you assemble include the following individuals:
- a GeoFocus Mould Solutions environmental professional which can gather and interpret the appropriate data, evaluate the collected data, document and report conclusions, and document and or prepare an appropriate scope of work for remediation, if required;
- one or more physicians or specialists that specialize in either occupational health and safety, allergens or both. These experts can draw distinctions between the real and imagined human health effects of mold, if an issue is identified these experts can also define the necessary steps required for proving causation and or for remedying the situation;
- a GeoFocus Mould Solutions construction professional which can assess and document the extent of moisture intrusion or damage. Our construction professionals can also coordinate an expert team of specialized consultants such as building scientists, architects, engineers or otherwise who also may be required to participate in the assessment and remediation of the site.
- one or more real estate lawyers who possess the experience and technical proficiency necessary to understand and apply the scientific issues at play in the case. The competence of the retained lawyer is crucial. They must have an intricate knowledge of construction, an intricate knowledge of construction deficiencies and an intricate knowledge of construction repair in order to fully and adequately represent your case.
If you have discovered mold in your home or building either before or after your real estate transaction has been completed contact our office today. Our senior management team has participated in hundreds of assessments related to mold in real estate transaction that require expert contractor, consultant and legal advice. We provide our service at economical and competitive rates and are dedicated to performing our services with honesty and transparency. Chat with us online or call us today throughout Ontario at: 888.295.6653, in the Greater Toronto Area at 416.622.0456 and in the Greater Ottawa Area at 613.800.1180. Technicians are available 7 days a week. We offer both morning, afternoon and evening appointments. Initial consultation for remediation are always complimentary.
GeoFocus Mould Solutions also has an extensive network of approved contractors, consultants and lawyers for our clients to take advantage of. Contact us today to find out more.
If you are a contractor, consultant or lawyer who would like to apply to be on our pre-approved list please contact our office directly.