My move in date was October 19 (Wednesday) but the night after I moved a lot of my stuff in I noticed roaches. Because of them being just about everywhere I stayed with a friend. Every night after work I came in to clean and sort of my things and ALWAYS ended up killing bugs. I contacted management then went to
My move in date was October 19 (Wednesday) but the night after I moved a lot of my stuff in I noticed roaches. Because of them being just about everywhere I stayed with a friend. Every night after work I came in to clean and sort of my things and ALWAYS ended up killing bugs. I contacted management then went to WalMart to pick up Bengal spray. My sister said that a neigbor could have pest or it could be because the apartment was vacant for a bit before my move in. Days passed and they kept coming so I picked up Round Up and sprayed with that. Didn't work so I sprayed again. I pay for pest control monthly (as a part of my rent) and set up to have them come spray that upcoming friday but they didn't. So I sprayed again, myself. Now they say I have to wait another week til this upcoming Friday (today is Tues) to get services. I didn't live here for an entire week and have now been here in the unlivable conditions since then. I would like to have my rent prorated. Is that asking too much or is that the usual request. I live in Tx if that makes a difference. (Also, I have taken numerous pictures of bugs before killing them so I o have evidence)
The front office told me that they would have to come to my apartment and do an investigation in order to prove anything. I've told them that the bugs come out at night timebut they won't come at night. If they come and see nothing, coul my pictures hold up?
In two weeks, you have sprayed for bugs 3 times. Are you attempting to kill yourself? Read the package on how often you can spray. It's not going to be 3 times in 2 weeks.
– you need to tell the pest control company what you have done, so they can properly treat your apartment.
Evidence is having multiple bugs in a picture at one time. Is that what you have? Or you have "a" bug every so often?
If you don't have bugs during the day, it's unlikely that any court is going to deem your apartment unlivable.
From your note, it's hard to decipher if you actually have a bug problem or you are hyper sensitive.
If you can get your landlord to reimburse you for the days you were not living there, consider yourself lucky. You did not even give him a chance to properly fumigate. By law, you have to give him a reasonable amount of time. Since you took it upon yourself and used the wrong stuff and did not do a proper (professional) job, they were not all killed and the other units were also not treated. Good luck. Evidence means nothing when you did not follow the proper protocol.
if you are paying for fumigation each month and still have roaches you need to complain again and again that the service is inadequate, it is not a reason to break the lease
of course, roaches only come out at nite but they do leave the 'calling cards' and you can certainly take pictures that are dated to prove that
and if the next door neighbors are the source of the roaches until they improve their cleaning skills you won't get far
The apartment has to be uninhabitable to get pro rated rent…unless the landlord chooses to do it.
Take pictures/videos when you see them
Due to this issue, you are not entitled to any rent reduction…period. I don't care how you tell your story, the facts are the facts.
Expect them to work to fix the problem. That is all. You will not get prorated rent.
Small claims ct. I would find a new place