Can I break my lease if the apartment has bedbugs?

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Moved into this apartment when I was pregnant, and found out that there are bedbugs in the apartment. Told the landlord and they exterminated my bedroom. After the extermination, still getting bitten, reported again and they exterminated again and still seeing bedbugs not just in the bedroom but in other parts of the apartment. We were told that they will continue to exterminate until they are gone, but how long will that take? We have a new born baby and very concern for his health in this situation. Do we have the right to break the lease or move into another unit that does not have bedbugs? Please help. Thank you!


Sorry to hear (especially since you have a newborn baby). My firm through our litigation attorney is currently handling a bed bug case for a client. Unfortunately, I keep hearing about more such cases. I recommend you hire a landlord tenant attorney to represent you. The attorney will prepare and send a letter to the landlord citing the legalease of your case. Based on the facts of your case, the attorney may recomend that you move out and claim constructive eviction. I hope the matter is resolved soon.

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