Bedbug, bedbug, whatcha gonna do?
July 23, 2012 3:08 PM Subscribe
NYC filter: How does the bedbug disclosure law end up playing out when one is looking for a new apartment?
posted by evidenceofabsence to Home & Garden (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Since 2010, NYC landlords have been required
to disclose a year's worth of their building's bedbug infestation history to prospective tenants, via the ever-so-elegantly named Notice to Tenant Disclosure of Bedbug Infestation History form (PDF)
My boyfriend and I are about to start looking for a new apartment in Brooklyn, and we want to make sure that we're not moving into a place that has had a recent infestation. Have you had any experience with the above form? Were brokers and landlords ready and willing to provide you with a completed copy of it? If so, at what point in the process did they do so (e.g, when you viewed the apartment, when you put a deposit down, or when you signed a lease)? If the form wasn't immediately available, were you able to successfully request a copy, or did you encounter resistance?