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SB655 DECLARING PRESENCE OF MOLD TO BE A SUBSTANDARD CONDITION:   On October 9, 2015 Governor Brown signed California Senate Bill 655 into law. This law deems visible mold growth that is not minor, to be a “substandard condition” and thus a potential housing code violation.

Tenants in Berkeley may now request a City of Berkeley Housing Code Inspection if they believe there is visible mold growth in their unit which is not minor nor on surfaces that can accumulate moisture as part of their proper and intended use. For more information please click on the following links:

  1. Senate Bill 655 
  2. California Department of Public Health mold page 
  3. City of Berkeley Request for Inspection by Tenant
  4. City of Berkeley Request for Inspection by Owner


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