Can I sue my landlord for bed bugs?

If you live in a house or apartment that is owned by a landlord, and that home has bed bugs, you may be able to sue your landlord for the infestation. Keep in mind  that some leases will limit a renter’s rights in these situations. Therefore, you should review your lease and consider speaking with an attorney that practices in this area of law.

If your house has bed bugs, the first thing you should do is document all evidence of the infestation by taking photographs and video, and then contact your landlord to let him or her know. Ideally, you should inform them in writing and keep any documents they write you in response. his includes text messages and emails. If you do decide to sue your landlord or move forward with a claim, you will need this evidence.

If your home has bed bugs, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will win a lawsuit or prevail in reaching a settlement. A lot of times it comes down to what the landlord knew or should have known before you were injured and what they did or did not do to prevent you from harm. If you would like to explore your options, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can take a look at the individual factors involved in your potential case. Every case is different, and it deserves to be treated as such.

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