The Question of Bedbugs in Co-ops and Condos

Co-op apartments are governed by proprietary leases, which allow the residents to occupy the apartment under a typical lease; and New York Real Property Law, Section 235-b requires rental building owners (i.e., those that offer leases) to maintain the property in a condition fit for human habitation and free of conditions that would endanger the health, life, or safety of the occupants. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the co-op board to provide extermination of any bedbugs found in a co-op apartment.

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