bed bugs in various types of settings

New York Times Real Estate Q&A: do sellers have to notify buyers about prior bed bug infestations?

January 20, 2008

This Q&A in the New York Times Real Estate section brings up an interesting question. A couple selling a New York City apartment had bed bugs six months ago. They have not noticed any problem since. So the question is, do they need to disclose that the property they’re selling had bed bugs recently? Jay […]

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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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