Bed Bug Infestation in New apartment!!

By Tenant

We recently moved into a new apartment that was infested with bed bugs. We had a house inspector inspect the apartment, and consulted an entomologist, both agreed that the level of infestation observed in the apartment unit requires at least several months to occur (We had only been in there for 1 week, and had no problems previously). We had to throw away 80% of our furniture.

The landlords never told us that the previous tenants had bedbugs, we felt that the landlords withheld very important information from us. The only told us that the previous tenants were filthy and that is the reason why the changed the carpets and repainted the walls.
What legal rights do I have against my landlord? Please advise.

Edited on: Monday, May 2nd, 2011 9:16 am

3 Responses to “Bed Bug Infestation in New apartment!!”

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Landlord

September 12th, 2009 5:23 pm

Bed bugs are becoming a serious problem for apartment complexes and landlords. There was a post about this talk recently. http://www.rentalprotectionagency.com/blog/renter/?p=317 I’d pay attention to the replies from the guy named BedBUGGER, he seems to be quite an expert on the subject.
It appears that you moved out from your bug infested apartment, but still you may need to pay close attention… Bedbugs could have easily laid eggs in some of your belongings.


Landlord

September 12th, 2009 5:26 pm

I forgot to answer directly your question concerning what to do. You have 2 rights:
1) Hire an attorney and sue your landlord
2) File a complaint with the RPA to have a mediation case opened.

Either way works to protect your rights, you’ll have to decide what makes more sense.


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