Mold forces apartment tenants to vacate homes – owner John Bosley was ordered hire a professional industrial hygienist to inspect the units for mold

National Apartment Association Tells Its Members MOLD CAUSES DEATH; Tells Courts It Doesn’t With The Help of US Chamber and UCLA

Thank You National Apartment Association. I will do my best to get this very important information out ASAP to numerous owners, investors, huge property management companies (e.g., Riverstone Residential), attorneys, and judges, AND, of course, to the MANY people who are currently living in MOLD-INFESTED APARTMENT COMPLEXES right now! katy

The Town of Mountain Village is concerned about the health of these residents living in a mold infested apartment complex.

In Baton Rouge, LA things are very different regarding toxic mold infested Jefferson lakes Apartments. Documented mold inspection reports in 2007 were apparently not considered very important by the sellers, purchasers, Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the State of Louisiana when all were involved in a transaction concerning this complex.

The owners, Riverstone Residential, the LHFA, and The State of LA all know of this severe mold infestation (our report in 2005, the report for the sale in 2007, visual mold growth, (not to mention the odors) and many other complaints, yet people are still allowed to move into these highly toxic apartments and it seems they have no plans to change that. Links below. katy 

May 30, 2010

Tenants in Mountain Village’s Telluride Apartment complex are being ordered to vacate their homes within the next four weeks because of mold.

Twenty four units have dangerous spore counts and six remaining units will stay occupied through the summer, and then vacated in the fall.

“Mold is everywhere,” said Mountain Village Building Official Chad Root. “No one should be in this sort of situation.”

In March, Telluride Apartments owner John Bosley was ordered by the Town of Mountain Village to pull a building permit and hire a professional industrial hygienist to inspect the units for mold and make a recommendation.

That hygienist is Plateau Engineering’s Chris Lakin. According to Lakin’s report, 24 apartment units should be vacated immediately with the other six units inhabitable, but only until the fall, due to excessive mold. Based on the information within the commissioned report,

Bosley informed the town last week that he intends to vacate the entire apartment complex within two-to-four weeks due to his concerns regarding tenants’ health and safety.

The Mountain Village Building Department has issued several Notice and Orders within the past two years for substandard conditions at Telluride Apartments. These conditions have deemed the apartment complex a dangerous building per the Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings.

The last Notice and Order was given in March 2010, and outlined several code violations including the requirement to hire a licensed Colorado industrial hygienist to confirm that occupied units in Telluride Apartments prove to be safe. As previously stated, the hygienist’s findings showed mold levels high enough to affect one’s health.

The future of the complex is still in question.

“I will probably end up condemning it because it’s not habitable,” Root said. “In order to crack the problem right now, it would either have to be demolished or completely renovated.”

Editor’s note: Watch next week’s Daily Planet for an in-depth look at this issue.

telluridenews.com

Information about Riverstone Residential, the Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, and the owners of Jefferson Lakes Apartments in Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing tenants to be exposed to extreme amounts of toxins from molds by intentionally concealing evidence

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

Riverstone Residential Litigation

Mold Inspection Reports

Photos of Mold in Apartment

Attorney Malpractice

TRUTH OUT Sharon Kramer Letter To Andrew Saxon MOLD ISSUE

Action Group Asks U of CA To Take Name Off US Chamber Medico-Legal Publication

Regents of the University of California acknowledge imprimatur on 2003 US Chamber of Commerce medico-legal publication

New Action Committee – ACHEMMIC- Urges Transparency in EPA Policy Over Mold & Microbial Contaminants

Truth About Mold – the most up to date, accurate, and reliable information on Toxic Mold

FEMA Using US Chamber Fraud in Katrina Trailer Litigation; EPA, GAO & Both Isle$ of Congre$$ Turn Blind Eye$

Sociological Issues Relating to Mold: The Mold Wars

Certain Corporate and Government Interests Have Spent Huge Sums of Money and Resources DENYING THE TRUTH about the HEALTH EFFECTS of TOXIC MOLD

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

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