48-hour bedbug rule may not fly

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Q: I’ve just signed a lease that has a clause about bedbugs. It says that I must report any evidence of bedbugs in my apartment within 48 hours of seeing it, and that if I don’t, I’ll be responsible for the cost of getting rid of them.

The lease also makes me agree to inspection without prior notice, when the purpose is to check for an infestation. Are these legal provisions? –Marcus D.