Landlord v. Tenant: December 2016

Landlord’s Negligence

Landlord Responsible for Exterminating Bedbugs in Tenants' Apartment

Tenants sued landlord for negligence, claiming that landlord never eradicated a bedbug infestation in their apartment that began in 2012. Landlord claimed that it wasn’t responsible for the conditions in tenants’ apartment. The court ruled for tenants after a jury trial, and granted tenants’ request to direct a verdict on the issue of landlord’s liability for failing to eradicate the bedbugs, despite efforts to do so.

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