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If my new rental is infested with scorpions, should I be entitled to moving compensation?

  • July 07 2011 - Las Vegas
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Check your lease.  You may be entitled to an exterminator, but probably not moving expenses
  • July 08 2011
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when you say infested...what exactly do you mean?  When you do notify the landlord and provide them the opportunity to solve the problem you want to also define it.  example...you have found 2 or 10 or too many to count?  just a suggestion. 

I wouldn't simply move and ask for money.  Provide notice, ask for action and hopefully the landlord will act appropriately.   They may not know of the problem and if you don't inform them they have no way to help you.  If you inform them and they don't help then it's time to head down the compensation path.  An attorney is a good resource for what steps to take and what options you have but if you can just work this out with the landlord first that will save everyone some headache.
  • July 07 2011
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Have you notified the landlord in writing of this pest infestation?   A receipt to confirm that the written concern was received is a very good idea.

  • July 07 2011
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You should consult a local attorney for specific landlord-tenant laws. I don't think anyone on this forum can give you an answer you should rely on. Consultations are usually free, so take advantage of ti.
  • July 07 2011
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