bed bug disclosure

A different kind of bed bug summit to be held in Toronto this week

September 26, 2010

There’s going to be a different kind of bed bug summit on Wednesday, in Toronto, according to this article in yesterday’s Star: The brainchild of Liberal MPP Mike Colle, the summit will be held not at a hotel but at a government room in the Hepburn Block of Queen’s Park. The summit, which was open […]

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NYC bed bug disclosure form DBB-N

September 16, 2010

This is a follow-up to this post about the new bed bug disclosure law applying to New York City rentals. Presumably because I’ve contacted her about bed bugs in the past, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn emailed me today about this issue (along with, I’m sure, thousands of others). I am reproducing this […]

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DBB-N: NYC Disclosure of Bed Bug Infestation History

September 15, 2010

The Wall Street Journal reports that the new DBB-N: Notice to Tenant: Disclosure of Bed bug Infestation history forms are now being issued by landlords to prospective tenants. With the fear of bedbugs sweeping across New York City, state housing officials have issued a new disclosure form requiring landlords to reveal whether or not the […]

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Bed bugs: cinema scare in Toronto, moving day in Boston, and New York hotel, schools, and flea markets

September 2, 2010

This is a bed bug news round-up for Toronto, Boston, and New York. A Toronto International Film Festival venue was inspected for bed bugs Monday night after a filmgoer tweeted that she “woke with bites” four hours after viewing Scott Pilgrim vs. the World at the Scotiabank Theatre on Richmond St. W., according to The […]

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New York Governor Patterson signs bed bug disclosure bill; Maine quietly got there first

August 31, 2010

New York’s bed bug disclosure bill (A10356b), which requires landlords to disclose incidents of bed bugs in a building within the preceding year to prospective tenants, has been signed into law by Governor David Patterson (see this CNN story for more). You can read earlier Bedbugger posts on the bill here. This law only applies […]

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Bed bug school disclosure bill also passed by NY legislature

June 28, 2010

Remember the bill which would require New York State school districts to notify all parents of children in the school if a bed bug is found there? New York Assembly Member Michael Gianaris (D-Astoria, Queens) has been expressing concern about this issue since late 2006, when reports of bed bugs in NYC public schools were […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill MAY apply to coops, Habitat Magazine says

June 28, 2010

Remember A10356 (S8130), the bed bug disclosure bill, that just passed in the New York legislature? It gives tenants the right to information on prior bed bug infestations in the property, going back a year.  (Note: though passed by the New York State Assembly and Senate, it only applies to New York City housing.) However, […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill awaits Governor’s signature; journalists still can’t ID bed bugs!

June 25, 2010

The Wall Street Journal’s Metropolis blog has a new story on the bed bug disclosure bill currently in front of Governor David Paterson. The good news is that the New York State Senate and Assembly approved the bill yesterday. According to Brick Underground, once the Governor signs the bill into law (which usually takes a […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill under consideration for New York City (amended)

June 8, 2010

We previously told you about A10356, the New York City bed bug disclosure bill introduced by Assembly Member Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF) and currently under consideration in the New York Senate. As we noted previously, the bill originally called on New York City landlords to provide disclosure to prospective tenants of a building’s bed bug […]

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Bed bug disclosure bill under consideration for New York City

May 11, 2010

If New York State Assembly Bill A10356 is approved, New York City landlords would have to disclose to tenants any bed bug infestations in the property during the last five years. The bill, sponsored by Linda B. Rosenthal (D/WF), has the following purpose and provisions, outlined here: TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the […]

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landlord’s duty to tell prospective tenants about bed bugs?

May 7, 2007

A reader asks: I’m wondering if there’s a legal duty for landlords to report an infestation to potential tenants? Dear Reader, Local laws almost always specify the types of homes landlords are expected to provide (in good repair, free of pests, etc.) and so landlords are almost always required to provide a home without bed […]

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Another suit at Presidential Towers: this one focuses on landlord’s non-disclosure of neighbor’s bed bugs

March 10, 2007

A fourth person is suing Presidential Towers in Chicago: this time, on the grounds that Presidential Towers knew the neighbors had bugs, did not tell the tenant, who then got them. This issue is relevant to all tenants with bed bugs. If landlords had to tell neighbors when one tenant had bed bugs, it might […]

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