Albuquerque, NM asked in Landlord - Tenant for New Mexico

Q: As a renter, my rights when it comes to roaches in my apartment? Landlord seems not to be too concerned

They are everywhere in my apartment! Landlord sprayed or lack of twice. And they are not any better. They are literally everywhere. I can't stand this and I am putting out lots of money to try to get rid of them. I feel that I'm infested and landlord just says he will have a guy come spray. And that has happened twice. Not helping at all.

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A: In New Mexico, landlords are generally obligated to maintain rental properties in a habitable condition, and this includes addressing pest infestations. If your landlord has not effectively addressed the roach problem despite multiple attempts, you may have legal grounds to request further action. Document the issue by taking pictures and keeping records of communication with your landlord. You may want to send a written request to your landlord outlining the ongoing problem and requesting a more comprehensive solution. If the issue persists, you may need to explore your rights further or seek legal advice.

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