More mold complaints against apartment complex – Follow up to – Jacksonville mom says apartment mold, asbestos caused son’s asthma death – Village of Baymeadows Apartments

Ashley Coleman
10/16 7:03 pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Since a story aired about a family who claims mold in their apartment killed their son, two more people have come forward about similar problems at the Villages of Baymeadows.

Action News first told you about 12-year-old Darius Thompson. His parents filed a lawsuit against the Villages of Baymeadows because they say mold in their apartment led to their son’s death.

Now, two more people are reporting similar mold problems at the same complex.

Tori Arnold lived there for four months before breaking her lease because of black mold, roaches and rats in her apartment. Arnold says her health started to suffer right after she moved into the apartment.

“The longer we lived there, the more tired and rundown I was feeling,” Arnold told Action News. “I started getting coughs and sniffles a lot.”

She reported the problems to the property manager and the Duval County Health Department.

“It was really awful. We ended up having to move and they ended up keeping our deposit and charging a lot of money to our credit and everything,” said Arnold.

Action News contacted the property manager and the owner of the complex, AimCo.

They denied there are any mold problems in any of the apartments. The complex also released this statement regarding the mold complaint: “We have a rigorous policy and procedures to address any potential environmental concerns, adhering to all state and federal regulations. It is Aimco’s policy and practice to proactively address any potential environmental issues.”

The Villages of Baymeadows also offered both tenants the option of moving into another apartment.

Tori Arnold did change apartments, but later broke her lease and moved out.

Action News contacted the health department about the mold complaints. We’re still waiting to hear back.

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See – Jacksonville mom says apartment mold, asbestos caused son’s asthma death – Village of Baymeadows Apartments

Note – Regarding the statement – “They denied there are any mold problems in any of the apartments. The complex also released this statement regarding the mold complaint: “We have a rigorous policy and procedures to address any potential environmental concerns, adhering to all state and federal regulations. It is Aimco’s policy and practice to proactively address any potential environmental issues.” – They always lie even when the problem is obvious and right in front of their faces.  And what good does it do to move to another of their mold filled apartments!  

Riverstone Residential’s policy according to depositions is “REPORTS OF A LEAK ARE TO BE TREATED LIKE A FIRE”!!! (to avoid mold growth).  If there is a fire at Jefferson Lakes Apartments – it will burn to the ground!  katy   

Note – Information on Riverstone Residential knowingly exposing tenants to extreme amounts of mold toxins at Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  katy

Toxic Mold Infested Jefferson Lakes Apartments managed by Riverstone Residential

Riverstone Residential Litigation

Mold Inspection Reports

Photos of Mold in Apartment

 
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