Q: I'm moving to New York City and I'm really worried about moving into an apartment that has bedbugs -- there have been so many articles about New York City being the "bedbug capital" of the country. Is there any way that I can protect myself? --Walter N. A: You're moving at just the right time: As of August 2010, apartment landlords in New York City must disclose to potential renters whether the unit they're considering renting, and the building as a whole, has had a bedbug infestation within the previous year (Admin. Code of New York City, Section 27-2018.1).Landlords who fail to make the disclosure can be ordered to do so, upon a tenant's written complaint to the city's division of housing and community renewal. The law is laudable in that it requires landlords to mak...
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