Landlords are required by law to keep your apartment safe and sanitary for you to live in, and make any necessary repairs as quickly as possible. However, if you do have a negligent and irresponsible building manager, it can sometimes be difficult to get them to comply with the law and live up to their responsibilities. You have better things to do with your time than battle with a landlord. These tips from the NYC bed bug specialists can help you choose the best apartment.
The City Public Advocate maintains a list of New York City’s worst landlords. You can search by the management company, the landlord’s name, or by building. There is also a list of the 100 worst landlords in the city. Take the time to review the list and check the name of any potential landlord prior to committing to an apartment.
Do a basic internet search
A simple search of the address, building name, or management company can return news stories, tenant complaints, or lawsuits. It can give you an idea of the building’s history and serve as a warning if the management company habitually neglects its responsibilities.
The Bed Bug Registry
If you ask them, a landlord must disclose a building’s bed bug history. There is also a Bed Bug Registry you can review. Stern Environmental technicians are NYC bed bug specialists. Call today for a free consultation.