Bedbug Law Update Will Take Effect for 2018

As a result of Local Law 69 of 2017, starting Nov. 6, 2017, all owners must attempt to obtain bedbug infestation history from tenants including any remedial or eradication methods. The new law requires owners to share written bedbug infestation histories with tenants on an annual basis. Notices posted in residential buildings or distributed to individual apartments must include the number of units in the building, the number of bedbug infestations reported in the last year, and the number of apartments where the landlord took steps to eradicate the parasites.

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