Best way to break it to landlord?(3 posts)
O.K so I have yet to tell my landlord about my suspected bed bug infestation. I wanted to wait until I had proof, which I now think I have.
I am worried that he'll:
- Think it's fleas (I have two cats) It's not, they don't have fleas!
- Blame me for it and refuse to pay for treatment
- My sister is staying with me, I'm worried he'll blame her.
- Try to use a really crappy PCO (his friend with a sprayer)
How can I let him know that he needs to pay for a good treatment, that it might not be my fault but someone else in the building, and that it is definitely BB's without making him upset?
He's a nice guy but I doubt he's dealt with this before (my building only has 3 apartments).
What are other peoples experiences with this? I need to call him today, but want to be prepared! I've found a good company in my town but don't want to push it by telling him what to do!
(I really need him to pay for it! I'm broke!)
I told mine and he was useless. He tried to sound knowledgeable, but I had been reading online before he managed to get around to come look. I just called the health department and they're going to send someone out to inspect (though she said the person would call before they came, she didn't say WHEN), and she said they would work with the landlord to seek treatment. God I hope my landlord will pay, because I'm also broke. I don't even have a credit card that I could just put myself in to debt with to get this fixed.
Yeah, some landlords are jerks. I found out after the fact, that the landlord let someone move into the empty apartment next to me, the weekend I was moving. Even though, that apartment was due for another spray on the following Monday! The guy who moved in asked me why I was moving. Bedbugs, was all I said. He looked horrified. I just don't get how landlords can away with this. Tell your landlord soon - or he'll put it off, and keep pressuring, or the infestation will get worse.
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