Is it legal for a landlord to not tell a prospective tenant that the apt. she is about to rent had bedbugs before?
Irvington, NJ |
I moved into an apt. that was previously bedbug infested. Just in a few months, I found out that what I thought was skin allergy was really bedbug bites. I lost my job as a result. The apt was sprayed but in a few weeks, I'm being bitten again. I brought it to the attention of the exterminator as I realized that the possible source of the bugs was the basement. At nights I can clearly see light shining from there when my lights are off in my bedroom. Not having a steady job anymore I called the office to ask for rent forgiveness since the loss of job was because of the bugs. I was told no but they would allow me to pay for August, in installments. Not seeming to have much choice in the matter, I agreed. Now bugs seem to be coming from the basement back in my bedroom. I have new bites.