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Question by  Shannah (28)

Is having bed bugs grounds for a tenant to terminate a lease early in New York City?

I live in a furnished apartment and have found that I have bed bugs, can I terminate my lease.


Answer by  SandyG (807)

Not likely. You need to inform your landlord and give them a chance to fix the problem. Set a deadline with them. If they do not fix, you may be able to spend the money to fix the problem & deduct that amount from your rent. Check NY law.


Answer by  flamiss22 (5081)

Since the bed bugs are in your mattress there is no way you can use that as a basis to terminate your lease. They will tell you to change furniture.

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