Gainesville, GA asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law and Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: My apartment is seriously infested with roaches

They have had pest control come out but he isn't using proper chemicals for German Roaches. I had to throw out my microwave because a nest was in it, what are my options and rights

1 Lawyer Answer
Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You can sue the landlord in Superior Court to force a repair (AKA extermination of the roaches) and obtain damages for failure to repair. If you live in a rental house, you also have the option of informing the landlord that you intend to repair the situation yourself by hiring your own licensed exterminator. Once you pay the exterminator, you give the paid invoice to your landlord and deduct it from your next month's rent.

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