There was an interesting story recently in the NY Post detailing a tenant’s victory in a bed bug related suit against his landlord. NY landlords are all taking notice, because 35-year old tenant Luis Cotto settled for a $300,000 judgement against his landlord.
Don’t Ignore Bed Bugs
Normal bed bug problems are not the things that will land you in court. But in this case, the landlord (Gouramety Jackson) ignored Cotto’s repeated reports of the infestation, and refused to do anything about it.
This landlord – whose name is in print connected to his negligence – could have saved tons of money, hassle and bad publicity if he would have simply used a bed bug dog team to inspect his building for active bed bugs.
In NYC, there will ALWAYS be a concern for landlords like Jackson to take steps to protect their residents and renters – and this case illustrates very clearly how much it can cost to ignore the problem.
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To read the original story: https://nypost.com/2018/02/09/landlord-forced-to-pay-tenant-300k-for-bedbugs-infestation/