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VvLeiZie, Renter in Hawi, HI

When renting and the house has termites does it have a certain time for the landlord to take of it?

Asked by VvLeiZie, Hawi, HI Wed Feb 12, 2014

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Rob Jessup’s answer
There is no legal requirement for the landlord to treat a home for termites. However, if the landlord is the owner and they know there are termites but does not treat it to protect their own investment is a sure sign of the type of landlord they are. It they do not to protect their property with such potential destruction they most likely will not put much money into it for other pending or future repairs.

I say find another suitable residence as soon as you are able when your lease is up. Yes the home is being destroyed but are you harmed in anyway yourself? If so, or your personal property is being harmed you may have a legal right to break the lease if the owner is aware of the termites.

Check your state Landlord / Tenant Laws. And act accordingly.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 13, 2014
I totally agree with Rob's response. Your landlord should actually be thanking you for bringing a termite issue to his/her attention so they can have the home properly treated and protect their investment.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 25, 2014
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