Bed Bug Disclosure

Getting bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a constant threat in New York. Unlike some other infestations, bed bugs are not exclusively caused by poor building maintenance or unsanitary housekeeping. Bed bugs can be picked up in cabs, movie theaters, restaurants, subways, and even churches. Even well maintained luxury apartments, department stores, and  buildings have been infested by bed bugs (including the Empire State Building).

What Landlords and Renters should know about Bed Bug disclosure

While most renters and landlords are aware of the City’s bed bug problem, many might be surprised to learn that the City has actually enacted laws on the matter.  One such law is Section 27-2018 of the New York City Administrative Code. This section requires landlords to give tenants one-year bed bug history reports upon request.

Looking to rent or rent out an apartment or home? Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, if you would like to speak with a knowledgeable real estate agent, call Bayview Estates Realty at (516) 777-0146. 

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