(Last Updated On: January 1, 2019) Ugh… bed bugs. A bed bug infestation is the single most terrifying fear of my adult life. Since bed bug exterminators can cost hundreds of dollars, figuring out how to kill bed bugs on a low income budget can be overwhelming and oh-so-frustrating.
The landlord has an obligation to make sure the premises comply with public health requirements at all times. Under the Minimum Housing and Health Standards, the landlord must ensure the rental property is free of insect and rodent infestations. The tenant is required to keep the property reasonably clean, to allow entry for any pest control treatment, and to follow […]
Landlord [Landlord US WI] - Bed bugs in 10-unit - need advice (self.Landlord) submitted 7 hours ago by MilesAugust69 I Just found out that one of my tenants has bed bugs in here unit.
What Landlords Need to Know about Bed Bugs. Any landlord for an apartment or other facility is likely to have to deal with bed bugs at some point. Here are some tips and resources for you to get ready or to take action if you already have bed bug issues.
In most cases, the best place to sue your landlord for a bed bug problem is your local small claims court. All small claims court rules differ slightly, but they all have a maximum dollar amount a plaintiff (the person filing the suit) can sue for—often somewhere between $3000 to $9000.
A select few localities, such as Florida and New York City, require the landlord to exterminate bed bugs. However, most laws only consider rodents and vermin to be pests that landlords are responsible for treating. To address a common misunderstanding: bed bugs are generally not considered by law to make a dwelling unsafe for occupancy.