Bedbug History Law

September 1, 2010

New York City Landlords and Managing Agents must now provide a bedbug history to tenants who are about to sign a lease.  Recently signed into law is Section 8130 which reads as follows:

§ 27-2018.1 Notice of Bedbug Infestation History.

A.  For housing accommodations subject to this code, an owner shall furnish to each tenant signing a vacancy lease, a notice in a form promulgated or approved by the State Division of Housing and Community Renewal that sets forth the property’s bedbug infestation history for the previous year regarding the premises rented by the tenant and the building in which the premises are located.

B.  Upon written complaint, in a form promulgated or approved by the Division of Housing and Community Renewal, by the tenant that he or she was not furnished with a copy of the notice required pursuant to subdivision A of this Section, the Division of Housing and Community Renewal shall order the owner to furnish the notice.

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