I just read a story on Marketwatch.com about the financial fallout of mold remediation issues. Here is a link to it, but it is located in the advice section of the website.
A young home buyer writes in to detail his account of purchasing a “flipped” home in Florida, only to later find a huge mold problem in the basement, and a water intrusion issue each time it rains. Now he faces $30,000 in repairs and mold abatement for the home and $10,000 in lawyer fees, because he has decided to pursue a case against the flippers who sold him the home. He asks the advice columnist if taking an emergency loan from his 401(K) is a poor decision, given that in most of these cases, the homeowner loses.