The DBB-N Notice To Tenant: Disclosure of Bedbug Infestation History

New York Housing Officials have issued a new disclosure form requiring landlords to reveal wheather or not bedbugs have been reported in rental apartments or elsewhere in the building.  The form DBB-N, or Notice to Tenant: Disclosure of bedbug Infestation History, is to be signed by a landlord and a new tenant when a lease is prepared, giving tenants a last chance to back out. In the form, landlords are required to check a series of boxes, indicating whether a bedbug infestation has been found during the past year, and whether or not "eradication measures were employed"
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September 16 2010 - Staten Island
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If this is "liability" issue, it may well not cover the landlord without an exterminator's certificate attached.
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October 19 2010
Beginning December 3rd, 2010, the New York City Department of Sanitation will require all City residents to fully encase within a sealed plastic bag all mattresses or box springs being discarded for DSNY collection. Under the new rule, failure to place a mattress or box spring out in a proper bag can result in a $100 fine.  The Department will delay enforcing the new set-out rule for 30 days, followed by full enforcement beginning January 3rd, 2011.The plastic cover must be large enough to totally encase the discarded bedding, and should also be securely sealed.  This requirement applies to all bedding, regardless as to whether or not it is infested by bed bugs. Failure to comply is a  violation of §16-120 of the New York City Administrative Code and will carry a fine of $100 to $300.
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November 22 2010
The disclosure law is incomplete, it should also require that the incoming tenant provide a sworn affidavit that they themselves (and to the best of their knowledge their current building) has or has not had an infestation of bedbugs in the past 12 months.
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November 30 2010
I think this type of disclosure will be adopted in many states soon.
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January 02 2011
Both Housing and Health Codes require that property owners address infestations promptly. To better support the prevention and control of bed bugs, the city is taking additional steps with property owners who persistently fail to comply with Housing and Health Codes. Faulty property owners can already be subject to a housing violation. New measures include:

* Owners must now inspect, and if necessary treat units adjacent to, above and below any unit where bed bugs are found.

* Where bed bugs persist, or occur in multiple apartments in the same building, the Health Department will require property owners take several additional pest removal steps (i.e., notify tenants that bed bugs have been identified in the building, develop and distribute a building-wide Pest Management Plan to all tenants).

* To verify that bed bug infestations have been properly treated and conditions conducive to infestation have been addressed, owners who are repeat offenders must have their licensed exterminator complete an Affidavit of Correction of Pest Infestation.

* Owners, who fail to provide these documents in a timely way to the Health Department, will be issued a Notice of Violation and will be required to appear at a hearing before the City's Environmental Control Board where fines may be issued and non-compliant landlords may end up with a lien on their property, which was not possible before.

To visit the newly launched site, visit nyc.gov/bedbugs.
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