I've lived here 5 years recently we noticed bites on my 5 year old. We found a bed bug on my couch and threw it out told the lan Lord's and they did nothing I held back the rent due to the problem and now I'm being evicted
Unfortunately, Tennessee law does not allow you to withhold rent to force the landlord to comply with your needs or demands. The Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act applies in your county. Thus you must give notice to the landlord of the bed bug problem and give them a reasonable time period to correct. If they don't, you can then hire someone to remedy the problem and deduct the cost from the rent or you may be able to seek suitable housing elsewhere and deduct the cost from the rent. You may also have the right to sue the landlord for damages. Speak to an attorney in your area.
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