Apartment owners have no control over what attracts bed bugs or how the annoying little buggers get into the building.
\"Unfortunately, a lot of New York City landlords are used to doing the cheapest fix or repair possible and when it comes to exterminating bed bugs, that’s just not going to work,\"
What are the landlords going to do now that they have to tell tenants their building is cursed with the infamously resilient blood-sucking parasites?
The form, the DBB-N, or Notice to Tenant: Disclosure of Bedbug Infestation history, is to be signed by a landlord and a new tenant when a lease is prepared, giving tenants a last chance to back out.
NYC landlords must disclose bed bug problems to potential renters, which will make it a lot easier to find a bed-bug-free apartment rental in NYC.
Here\'s our action plan for keeping your neighbor\'s bed bugs out:
On what may someday be considered a monumental day in the annals of bedbug history, Governor Paterson has signed into law the bedbug disclosure bill.
The blog at RDNY.com seldom posts about commercial real estate. Quite frankly, we\'re not all that interested in the ups and downs of the commercial market, only the residential rental market. But this post, we felt, was a public service to you, our readers. After all, when you shop at a high end store like Victoria\'s Secret or Abercrombie & Fitch, or work for book publisher Hachette Book Group or advertising firm Euro RSCG Worldwide, you don\'t expect to bring bugs home to infest your apartment.
Legislation that would require landlords to inform prospective tenants of bedbug infestations passed in the Senate early Thursday afternoon and in the Assembly a few hours later.
It can feel like you finish a thorough dusting of your home only to turn around and start again. Here are five ways to keep dust at bay longer:
CRUISER made four house calls on a recent rain-soaked Tuesday. There were two happy endings and two unhappy ones, a fairly typical outcome for a typical day in the life of a bedbug-sniffing puggle. “Except that there’s nothing typical about this business,” said his handler, Jeremy Ecker, 35, whose six-month-old...Read more
We have a different approach to bed bugs that not only involve pesticides but steam, We steam furniture, walls, doors and any crack and crevice where they might be hiding.
When bed bugs invade an apartment, who calls the exterminator and who pays? The conundrum in the emerging field of bed bug law is pitting landlords against tenants and filling court dockets.