Is there a law that says a landlord has to notify a tenant of a bug infestation before the tenant moves in.?

Asked on July 30, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the civil codes of all states in this country as well as common law, a landlord has an obligation to disclose to all prospective tenants everything known by the landlord that would effect desirability and/or price paid for a unit to a potential tenant.

Such would include whether there was a bed bug infestation. Failure to do so is concealment.

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