Bed Bug Issue

On July 12, 2012, in Landlord-Tenant, by Robbie L. Vaughn, Esq.

Bed Bug Issues

Bed bug issues are a constant threat in New York. Unlike some other infestations, bed bugs are not exclusively caused by poor building maintenance or unsanitary housekeeping. Bed bugs can be picked up in cabs, movie theaters, restaurants, subways, and even churches. Even expensive and well maintained luxury apartments have been infested by bed bugs.

While most people are aware of the bed bug issues, many might be surprised to learn that the City has actually enacted laws on the matter. Housing and Maintenance Code, Subchapter 2, Article 4, requires landlords to eradicate bed bug infestations, and Section 27-2018 of the New York City Administrative Code requires landlords to give tenants one-year bed bug history reports upon request. These issues may also be addressed in lease agreements.

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Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, if you would like to learn more about your rights or obligations with regard to a bed bug infestation, call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 for a free consultation.

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