What do I do if I have found an infestation of bed bugs but the manager is not willing to work with me in giving me a temporary apartment?

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What do I do if I have found an infestation of bed bugs but the manager is not willing to work with me in giving me a temporary apartment?

These bugs have left bite marks all over my 2 year old.

Asked on July 16, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

The landlord is not obligated to give you a temporary apartment, unfortunately; their obligation is to bring in exterminators, etc. as soon as reasonably or practically possible (which may not be immediately; e.g. the exterminator may be "booked up" and have a free appointment right away) and deal with the infestation, but does not need to rehouse you while dealing with it.


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