Choosing a home to rent is an extremely important process. Not only because you must feel comfortable in the place where you are going to live, but also because you must make sure that the conditions are good, safe and hygienic for you and your family.
In most states across the country, renters are protected by what is known as an Implied Warranty of Habitability. This guarantee requires that landlords maintain the premises to be rented in a safe and sanitary condition for the tenants, in addition to ensuring that they have basic services.
The Implied Warranty of Habitability protects tenants against lack of hot water, lack of heat sources, failing toilets, broken steps, defective doors and windows, leaky roofs, lead paint, defective wiring, inadequate ventilation, and pest infestation. of pests, among others.
A pest infestation can cause serious health problems in your family, and therefore, eradicating them before you move in is the responsibility of the landlord.
Bed bugs can be a big problem in a home, and it’s important to know the right way to get rid of them. According to studies, bed bugs are highly resistant to spray insecticides and common insecticides. So after its application, the bedbugs remain unharmed, being totally ineffective.
It is best if the landlord consults a company specialized in pest eradication to carry out the work. Failure to do so will cause the problem to persist, putting the tenant at greater risk to both their physical and mental health. Therefore, the lessor would be in breach of the Implicit Guarantee of Habitability.
It is important that when you go to rent a house, you ask about possible previous pests and how they have been eradicated. This can save you a lot of headaches, and the cost of having to relocate again.
If you need advice because you find yourself in such a situation, call us today. We will help you so that your rights are respected by your landlord, so that you can live in a calm and healthy way.