Pest Control?

By Greg

I had to get treatment for bed bugs in my apartment.  The apartment complex informed us that the cost for this service would be $450.  They stated that the cost for this service was stated in our lease.  I have not had a chance to look at the lease at this time so I have not confirmed this.  We pay for pest control every month.  There is no proof that we brought the bed bugs into the apartment.  We have never had bed bugs and lived there for 12 months before the bed bugs started to bite.  They stated today of the cost and informed me and my wife that the payment arrangement needed o be decided by noon tomorrow.  They did offer financing options of payment in increments over 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months.  I want to know if I am liable for the charges rendered for this service as it seems to be building up-keep to maintain health and safety standards.

Edited on: Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 12:31 am

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December 26th, 2012 1:43 pm

Hello Greg! As for your concern, if your landlord or apartment manager, stated that it is in the lease you should check your lease right away. Sometimes we over look the details of the lease and forget to check what are the possible grounds or situations one tenant could possibly get in. Once you have doublechecked your lease, you can either dispute the fee or maybe try to work at a midpoint of the agreement. You can also try talking with your landlord and ask them about what you have experienced and tell them you didnt brought those pests to their apartment. If it would result to no response from them you can always file a complaint at RPA through this link:


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