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From the Forum – Bedbugs in a Unit I’m set to Rent – To Move or Not To Move?

by Prince Of Petworth August 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm 35 Comments

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Bedbugs in a Unit I’m set to Rent – To Move or Not To Move?

“Looking for some advice on an apartment. I recently signed the lease but found out from the current tenant and then the management company that there is a bedbug problem – so they’ve delayed the move in for 14 days (so now I’m homeless for 2 weeks) , and are setting up 2 days for treatments. My friends in DC who have had bedbugs said its no big deal, however people I know in various other places have noted it can be a huge problem. This particular unit is in the Petworth area off of 13th Street and is an apartment building with 26 units. Checking online I’ve seen there haven’t been any problems reported for the past few years, but I am just concerned. I’ve had landlord issues in my current house and am looking to move somewhere to stay for a significant amount of time. Should I be deterred in moving to a place with bedbugs or is the management’s supposed responsiveness a bonus?”

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