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Old 02-07-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Where ever you're at, that's where you are!
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I have a question that I have not seen (or maybe missed) concerning homes with Chinese drywall. Are there any restrictions on homeowners renting out property that has chinese drywall? Does the tenant have any recourse if they find that a home they rented has chinese drywall?
We will be moving there this summer and renting for 6-12 months until we are sure of where we want to settle.
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Old 02-07-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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I doubt it, there has been only anecdotal evidence that living in a home with CDW has health implications. You could argue that if you had your own appliances in the home and they were ruined by CDW that the owner is liable. That is only if you could prove he/she rented the property to you knowing the CDW was a problem.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Naperville, IL by necessity; Pinellas by choice
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Anybody can sue anybody for almost anything at anytime. The real question is whether the court finds the suit frivolous and / or without merit and tosses it.

My son is an attorney and you would not believe the idiotic things he sees. Of course, he is in California, maybe Florida is a little more rational. ;-)
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:59 PM
 
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Thanks for your replies. I am most concerned about my families health if we were to discover down the line that the house we rented had CDW. I would not want to continue residing in a home with CDW so issues with the lease would be a concern. I know with renting it is short term and not permanant, unlike owning a home and finding out you have CDW, but I have a child with health issues already and would hate to add more onto that even for a short time.
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Old 02-08-2010, 09:46 PM
 
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Yeah, I really wouldn't take my chances with one of the more recently built homes unless I had someone I knew and trusted to inspect it first. In addition to the Chinese drywall issues, builders were cutting a lot of corners, and paying pennies on the dollar to hire illegals for shoddy workmanship. And some who thinkthe soil was pre-treated for termites before the slab was poured are going to be in for a surprise!

Don't risk it.
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:54 PM
 
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Default Rental Homes with Chinese Drywall


[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndmHKSAY9SY]YouTube - Chinese Drywall, SW FLorida.wmv[/url]
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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Originally Posted by mars82 View Post
Thanks Mars82. That is what I was afraid of.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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OK - I see the info. How does the renter know if a home has cdw? Is there a test? I will be relocating with my mother & the last thing I need is to get her into a toxic environment at 78 yrs old! Tips & guidlines please!
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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My advice is to rent a house that was not built in those years that they were using this drywall. I see nothing wrong with asking when was the house built, and does it have chinese drywall. If you ask first, they might know, or they might not. But you are asking.
In this market there are plenty of houses to rent , You can choose.
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