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Question: If landlord has sent out previous notice of a bed bug infestation in the complex and notice state to call if you see any. Whom is responsible for the cost of bed bug treatment?
Answer: The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act (A.R.S. Title 33 Chapter 10) only says that landlords cannot knowingly rent out dwellings with current bedbug infestations (A.R.S. 33-1319). It does not specifically require that landlords pay to exterminate bedbugs discovered during the course of a rental agreement. Landlords are, however, required to “do whatever is necessary to put and keep the premises in a fit and habitable condition” (A.R.S. 33-1324). As for tenants, they are required to notify their landlords immediately if and when they discover the presence of bed bugs. A responsible landlord will not make a tenant who bears no guilt for a beg bug infestation pay for treatment, but, unfortunately, there are no hard and fast rules about who should do what in such situations.
If landlord has sent out previous notice of a bed bug infestation in the complex and notice state to call if you see any. Whom is responsible for the cost of bed bug treatment?
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