Friday, April 17, 2009
I was recently asked whether a bedbug infestation might support an implied warranty of habitability claim. I thought that it probably would. A quick Google search quickly turned up a story about a New York court decision holding that a bedbug infestation would, indeed, support a claim under the IWH. The same Google search also unfortunately turned up this post from the Rental Protection Agency website. A person had asked the bedbug/IWH question, and had received some answers that struck me as misleading at best. That, I suppose, is what happens when you turn to random internet forums for legal advice.
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