Do you put a harmful clause in your lease? If so, what is there? I live in an apartment complex in Ohio. The problem was the cockroaches, and my first lease assured me that there were none. I found a painting inside the cabinet after moving in. Years later we arrive today and they processed the apartments and I was forced to leave for three hours. I work at night and I`m on foot, so it`s a nuisance when they disembark at 1pm to start. Two weeks later, without notice, the deratization tried to enter my apartment while I slept. The necklace that took the door woke me up and they had already started. Isn`t that a violation of my right to rent and state in Ohio? I got another message about having to leave for 3 hours. My question is: how many times can I get kicked out of my apartment for hours to get a pest control? I understand that I am a minority when it comes to working overnight, but it is as if a 9-5 is asked to leave his apartment for 3 hours at 1am.
Maggie, if I were personally, I`d get freaked out!! I hate spiders, especially spiders! Be firm with your landlord and tell them that the infestation needs to be managed, or you will be forced to seek help in another way. Looks like the owner should ignore the problem and realize how serious it is. We rent a detached house with a courtyard. Our rental agreement states: “The tenant will inform the owners of the harmful problems” (we do not see or notice any pests, so we have not informed the landlord) and “The tenant will provide his own pest control services.” Without notice, our owner sprayed ants and sprayed white powder around the base of the house and twice unadddered ant destroyer. I don`t see any ants. I rejected the last ant destroyer because I didn`t call her and I wasn`t informed. I think the owner is paranoid because they apparently had ants at a point where they live, which is 100 meters down the street. What we want is to live peacefully, grow our organic garden, allow our two puppies to walk freely in the yard without risking to eat chemically charged grass. If we see several insects or ants, we inform the owner and/or hire an exterminator. Of course, we have the right to impose 24 or 48 hours, depending on what you are reading and the reason for the communication.
My question is this: if you look at the language I mentioned at the top of the rental agreement and I really don`t see any ants (we`re in the yard every day to water plants and flowers), the owner has the right to let an exterminator appear and spray the yard because he thinks it needs to be done? Maybe not. According to the lease and landlord you are responsible for the cost of removing all infested vermin during your lease If it was a problem when you moved in, and the landlord recognized it by expelling it out. and extermination (the expert) recommends another visit… and the problem continues. I would say it is your landlord`s responsibility, not yours.