landlords vs. tenants

Do sellers need to disclose bed bugs in Tennessee?

January 6, 2011

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, a Chattanooga, Tennessee landlord is seeking compensation from the former owner of his apartment building, claiming it was known to be infested with bed bugs but that this was not disclosed during the sale. Bryan Kurtz of Chattanooga said he wants to be reimbursed for the $2,400 he […]

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Bed Bug Bill A2072 headed for New Jersey Senate

May 21, 2010

The Quigley Bed Bug Bill (A2072) — so named because it was introduced by Joan Quigley (Jersey City) and L. Grace Spencer (Newark) — has now cleared the New Jersey State Assembly and is headed for the Senate, according to the Jersey Journal. The bill, if approved by the state Senate, would require landlords to […]

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Bed bugs in San Francisco SROs

March 19, 2010

“The biggest problem in the neighborhood, after crack, is bed bugs.” Those are the words of Joseph Jones, a 70-year old resident of a Single Room Occupancy apartment (SRO) in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district.  Jones is quoted this 2009 article from Race, Poverty and the Environment. This week, Mission Loc@l reports that while a horrifying […]

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Landlord tells all tenants to toss sofas, mattresses as bed bug “prep”

March 18, 2010

All residents of a bed bug-infested building in Fruitland, Maryland were told by their landlord to toss out their sofas and mattresses before the building is treated for bed bugs. WMDT reports that John Justice and his neighbors were told to toss out their sofas and mattresses. The landlord gave all the residents a letter […]

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Tenants with bed bugs file class action lawsuit in Des Moines

March 17, 2010

Elderly and disabled residents of two buildings in Des Moines which are infested with bed bugs and other pests have filed a class-action lawsuit against their landlord. According to The Des Moines Register, the lawsuit . . . filed this week in Polk County District Court alleges that more than 250 people have suffered “unconscionable […]

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Ottawa man refuses bed bug treatment eight times, finally evicted

March 7, 2010

Christopher Francoeur was evicted from 415 MacLaren St. in Ottawa, after refusing to have his apartment in the infested 249-unit building treated for bed bugs. The Ottawa Citizen reports that According to a Landlord and Tenant Board ruling, the resident, Christopher Francoeur, refused to let anyone in to spray. Francoeur claims he simply got home […]

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