On Friday, the New York Times Real Estate Q&A clarified the issue of who pays for bed bug treatment in rented condo units:
“The condominium owner would have the primary responsibility,” said Robin LoGuidice, a Manhattan real estate lawyer. The respective responsibilities between the owner and the board are governed by the condo’s bylaws. But if the building has three or more residential units, the registered managing agent may have some responsibility as well, she said.
Ms. LoGuidice said that the tenant should write to the owner and request immediate remediation and send a copy of the request to the board of managers and the registered managing agent.