Landlords Are Fuming Over New Bed Bug Disclosure Legislation

Even Though the New Legislation Might Fan the Flames Bedbugs Have Caused, It Will Help in the Long Run.
Even Though the New Legislation Might Fan the Flames Bedbugs Have Caused, It Will Help in the Long Run.

If you ever had cause to think about NYC and NJ bed bug exterminators, this may be a good reason. A new bed bug disclosure legislation is about to be passed that requires landlords to “file infestation histories with the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and to either publicly post histories in buildings or distribute them to tenants.”

What this means to you, as a prospective renter of an apartment, is that you will know if there has ever been a bed bug infestation on the property where you are interested in living.

How Does that Make You Feel?

That’s the question landlords are most interested in, and they believe, perhaps correctly, that this type of disclosure will have a negative affect on rental properties. For example, a building that has never had bed bugs as opposed to a building that has had an infestation would be seen as a more favorable place to live, regardless of how long ago or how effective NYC or NJ bed bug exterminators took care of the problem.

Will it Matter?

On the face of things, it shouldn’t matter. If a bed bug problem has been professionally taken care of, there should be no cause for alarm.

However, if you have any questions about bed bug infestation in rentals and what you can do, please contact Stern Environmental. We are the expert NYC and NJ bed bug exterminators.