The occupants of rental condo units at The Whitney in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida have received notices that they may be moved to other units within the building if their unit tests positive for tainted Chinese drywall. Some Chinese drywall imported to the U.S. in recent years can emit a sulfuric gas that has been implicated in a number of health problems and can corrode metal parts.
The landlord has informed tenants that it will pay their moving costs if their unit needs repair. The builder, Bovis Lend Lease, has tested the building’s 210 units and found that 171 of them show signs of contaminated wallboard. Landlord USO Norge owns 140 of the building units, approximately 80 of which are currently occupied.
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