Lafayette, IN asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: can i sue if i was sold an apartment with bedbugs

i have reasons to believe that i was sold an apartment with bedbugs. i was told by pest control (witch i payed for) that when you see black spots in the corner of the ceiling you might have bed bugs. go back a year when i got the apartment ive taken and sent pictures of black spots before i moved in i was told it was scrapes and they painted over it. the pictures was sent visa email. do i have a case? EDIT Yes pest control have confirmed that there were bed bugs in the apartment i was living in

1 Lawyer Answer
Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Greenwood, IN

A: A landlord has an obligation to provide you, as the tenant, with a safe, clean, habitable home. If they fail to do that, you can bring an action against them to terminate the lease and seek damages. Whether or not you can build a case from the facts you've given is a separate issue, and it is difficult to say with the limited information given. It might be a good idea to call out a pest termination company to confirm that they are in fact bedbugs, and then proceed from there.

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