Talking about bed bugs is almost like talking about dirty underwear. No one wants to mention the unmentionables, but starting July 1st, California landlords will be required to make written bed bug disclosures to all new tenants. Tenants will also have new responsibilities.
So, no one likes bed bugs. They bite you when you are sleeping and poop on your mattress. And, they are extremely difficult to get rid of so it’s not a bad idea to keep a potential bed bug situation from happening in the first place, or from getting out of control.
Under the new law, landlords must provide bed bug disclosures to new tenants as part of the lease agreement. The same kind of notice must be provided to existing tenants starting July 1st of next year. This disclosure is basically a way to educate tenants about bed bugs including how you identify them, their behaviors, the importance of notifying landlords about suspected infestations, and the need for tenant cooperation in their eradication.
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