No rent abatement for period before tenants notified landlord of bedbug condition.

Position:WARRANTY OF HABITABILITY
 
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Two former co-tenants sued landlord in small claims court for the return of their security deposits and damage to their property resulting from a bedbug condition. Landlord in turn claimed that tenants owed back rent. The court ruled against landlord, and awarded tenants a total of $4,000. Landlord appealed and won, in part. Tenants proved the existence of a bedbug condition that made the apartment uninhabitable as of May 23, 2010, causing constructive eviction. Tenants therefore weren't responsible for rent payment starting June 1, 2010, and were each entitled...

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