April 17, 2009
Bedbugs and the Implied Warranty of Habitability
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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This story sounds mighty familiar--I thought we'd spoken about this before here at propertyprof. And, a lot of searching later, here's the link to a post from October 2006 (which builds on a New York Times story)
Posted by: Alfred | Apr 17, 2009 2:26:37 PM
Impressive memory, Al.
Posted by: Ben Barros | Apr 19, 2009 8:10:43 AM