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Maryland Landlord Tenant Lawyer: Is The Landlord Responsible For Exterminating Bedbugs?

Maryland’s Rent Escrow law requires landlords to repair and eliminate conditions “which constitute, or if not promptly corrected will constitute, a fire hazard or a serious and substantial threat to the life, health, or safety of occupants.”

Defects to property include things like lack of heat, light, electricity, or hot or cold running water. Arguably, bed bugs pose a threat to your health and would fall into the category of repairs required by a landlord. Many leases make the tenant responsible for pest control and this could present a stumbling block to requiring the landlord to deal with begbugs.

For a confidential conversation to discuss these or any other property law, or landlord-tenant matters, contact Maryland property law lawyer Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, or by clicking here.

Mr. Reichert personally serves clients, either in-office or at your residence, throughout most of Maryland including Baltimore, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, Carroll County, Harford County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Washington County, Cecil County, Calvert County, Prince George’s County, Kent County, Queen Anne’s County and Talbot County.