Nobody should have to live with bed bugs. If you live in a rental unit, your landlord should take care of any infestation issues. Bed bugs are not only a nuisance, they are health concern. Bites can cause itching and rashes all over your body.
As the name implies, bed bugs are often found in your bed. However, they can crawl around other places in your home. If you think you have bed bugs, you should contact your landlord to take care of the problem. It’s an issue that should be taken care of right away, and if your landlord ignores your request you could have a legal claim.
At the Law Office of Paul Mankin, we work with clients throughout San Diego and Los Angeles who have bed bug infestations in their apartment.
Your first step should be to request your landlord hire an exterminator and take care of the issue. If your landlord hasn’t taken care of the issue after repeated requests to remove the bed bugs, you should consult with an experienced attorney.
It’s important to hire someone who knows this area of law. California law protects renters from living in unsafe conditions. Our only goal is to help you have a home that is comfortable and free of housing code violations.
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