For those who missed it, let’s revisit:
There’s an ad for a studio apartment at xx-xx Broadway being offered at $119,000.
I just went to see it this afternoon. It’s disgusting. There was a boxspring in there covered in bedbug fecal matter, and evidence of bedbug fecal matter on the walls and ceilings.
The super admitted there were bedbugs there. The previous tenant lived like a “homeless guy” he said. The super tried to reassure me that he had sprayed the apartment down with kerosene, and that all the bugs were dead. Yeah right, that’s why there’s bedbug fecal matter all over the place and infested furniture still sitting there.
It was obviously a massive infestation. The sponsor is planning on doing a total renovation. But with an infestation that huge, bedbugs have surely spread to adjacent apartments and beyond. A renovation may keep them at bay, but they’ll return as neighboring apartments probably have them.
See the original while it lasts.
The owner/seller’s response to bed bugs was to douse the place in kerosene?
Yes, I know: “that’s what they did in the old days.” They also set their homes on fire.
This is an apartment building, people. Not a one-room shack that Pa built. Don’t do that.