1. Landlords in all states with the exception of Colorado and Arkansas are responsible for fixing leaks, pipes, windows and roofs.
2. California's "Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001" authorized the State's Department of Health Services (DHS), to protect children, people with compromised immune systems, and individuals with respiratory problems, due to the fact that it has set permissible levels of indoor mold.
3. Tenants have won millions of dollars by litigating against landlords for mold problems.
4. It is a fact that California, Texas, New Jersey, Indiana, and Maryland have passed laws aimed at developing guidelines and regulations for mold in indoor air.
5. When mold grows as a result of negligent tenant behavior, the landlord is liable for repairs.