Renter’s Advice and Resources

Renter’s Advice and Resources

Who’s Liable for Bedbug Infestations and Bacteria–You or Your Landlord?

Daphne Mallory

 · Oct 3, 2011

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Landlord-tenant laws for bedbug infestations vary from state to state, but in many cases, bedbug infestations can be an issue of landlord liability. Landlords are often, but not always, responsible for correcting bedbug problems in their apartments, especially if the space becomes uninhabitable. Not all states have experienced bedbug infestations, so laws in some states […]

Your state rental laws may require your landlord to maintain the apartment and make repairs. Even if your lease doesn’t state it, landlord tenant laws recognize an “implied warranty of habitability”, which means that the landlord must keep your apartment in a livable condition. However, you may have a responsibility as a tenant to maintain […]

Staff Writer

 · May 21, 2010

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