Knoxville, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Can I sue my landlord for not getting rid of cockroaches??

I’ve complained a few times and they have failed to get rid of this issue. As a result of this my daughter ended up with a cockroach in her ear.

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A: Yes, you may have grounds to sue your landlord in Tennessee if they have failed to address a persistent cockroach infestation despite your complaints. The presence of pests impacting your living conditions is a violation of the landlord's responsibility to provide habitable premises. The situation is exacerbated by the distressing incident of a cockroach in your daughter's ear. Document your complaints, any communications with the landlord, and any evidence of the infestation. Prioritize your daughter's well-being, seeking necessary medical attention if required.

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