agent did their part in showing you the property. If the agent would
have tricked you, that would be a different story.
NY State Licensed Associate Broker
Keller Williams Landmark II
However, no matter of the move in date, all tenants in New York have a legal right to a bedbug-free environment, as stated in New York City's Housing and Maintenance Code, Subchapter 2, Article 4, which specifically names bedbugs in the list of insects the landlord is legally obligated to eradicate.
The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) lists bedbugs as a Class B violation, which means that they are considered hazardous and that the landlord has 30 days to correct the problem. The landlord must eradicate the infestation and keep the affected units from getting reinfested.
If a landlord fails to disclose bed bug history: Tenants can use the form DBB-N Tenantâ€™s Complaint of Ownerâ€™s Failure to Disclose Bed Bug Infestation History/Notice and Order:
Tenants have to call 1-866-275-3427 or call/visit one of the borough offices to request a copy of the form; the form will be mailed to the tenantâ€™s address.