My Apartment Building Owner / Manager Is Refusing to Give Me My Deposit Back – There Was Bed Bug Infestation in My Unit

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There Was Bed Bug Infestation in My Unit lawyer sue apartment attorneyPeople who leave an apartment at the end of a lease term usually look forward to getting back their security deposit from the building owner or manager of their apartment unit. Do you remember the excitement you had moving into the apartment that you are leaving? You were able to give the “first, last and security” which is the first month’s rent, last month’s rent and security deposit, which is typically asked for when a person rents an apartment unit. But it can be complicated as to whether you will get back your security deposit, when there are bed bugs found or discovered in your unit.

If you have bed bugs in your unit at any time that you are living in the apartment, you should report this state of affairs to the maintenance department of the building. It is a serious issue if you find bed bugs in your apartment unit. This is because a bed bug infestation is extremely difficult to get rid of, and they can bite you causing personal injuries to your body as well. If you have had a bed bug infestation, contact us at the Bed Bug Legal Group immediately. We can help you determine your next legal steps, if you find yourself in this predicament.

What Is a Bad Bed Bug Infestation in an Apartment?

Bed bugs can carry diseases and are more than just a nuisance when they are found in an apartment unit. Bed bugs can hide for an extended amount of time in:

  • Bedding
  • Mattresses
  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Clothing
  • Clutter
  • Luggage
  • Flooring
  • Crevices
  • Nooks and crannies in the unit
  • Carpets
  • Closets
  • Bathrooms

If you find one bed bug, there is a great chance that there are hundreds to thousands more, hiding in the apartment unit. You will have a difficult time trying to get rid of these creepy crawlies yourself, you need the maintenance department of the building to properly exterminate them for you or hire a professional exterminator to do it for the unit.

If you are bitten by a bed bug, you can expect:

  • Welts
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Skin irritation
  • Redness
  • Bumps
  • Allergic reactions
  • Painful skin lesions

Unfortunately, there are few gradients of how bad a bed bug infestation can be in an apartment unit. Once bed bugs get into an apartment, they are very difficult to eradicate. A bed bug has to survive by biting a host or human, to get a blood meal. But a bed bug can wait months in between feedings. Your bed bug infestation can include bed bugs inhabiting every square inch of your residence, including inside the walls, pipes, flooring and ceiling. Not to mention the bedding, clothing, rugs and kitchen areas. For this reason, your apartment owner needs to be vigilant to get rid of bed bugs at the first sign of an infestation. Otherwise, the bed bugs can spread to other previously non-affected apartment units as well.

Help, Why Did I Get an Infestation in My Apartment Unit, and Why Won’t My Building Owner Give Me Back My Deposit Money?”

Unless you can pinpoint exactly when and how you got the bed bug infestation, there is not much to do about it now, except to get rid of it as fast as possible. Many people don’t realize how persistent a bed bug is, in that it will stay around for years, biting humans, multiplying, biting you some more and multiplying some more in your apartment and neighboring apartment units. You can talk to us about the returning of your deposit money, and about any personal injuries you have suffered as a result of having bed bugs in your residential apartment unit. You can contact us at the Bed Bug Legal Group, to discuss your case with an attorney with expertise in bed bug infestations in apartment units in California.

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We can give you a free second opinion and case review for free, when you contact our attorneys who specialize in bed bug infestation related litigation. Just get the form online filled out, for access to a lawyer with a specialty in bed bug litigation issues. You will get the chance to talk to an experienced attorney in Los Angeles, at the Bed Bug Legal Group.

Can I Sue for My Building Owner Refusing to Give Me My Security Deposit Back?

Yes, we can sue if your building owner or manager does not return your security deposit back to you, because of a bed bug infestation in your apartment unit. If this has happened to you, just contact us to talk to our Los Angeles case lawyers right now. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf, and give you access to our case attorneys in Los Angeles.

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Average Case Value of a Bed Bug Infestation in an Apartment

It is difficult to “guesstimate” an average case value of a bed bug infestation in your apartment. Aside from knowing the amount for your security deposit held by your building owner or building manager, your other expenses may not have all come in yet. For example, if you have lost wages from work or a rash from the bed bug bites, you may need extra time to get those medical bills to add to your final settlement claim. We will review your case with you for free, and will gladly go over your claim with you when you have received all of the supporting documentation.

How Long Does It Take to Settle and to Get Paid on These Cases?

It can take 1-3 months for the time to settle out your case for returning your security deposit for a bed bug infestation in your apartment unit. But, if you have personal injuries from being bitten by bed bugs, it can take several months longer, to verify your personal injuries and receive your medical bills from your healthcare provider.

Statute Of Limitations – How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations in California for personal injury lawsuit filing is two years.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

You can contact us today for a free consultation regarding your apartment building owner refusing to give you back your security deposit. Fill out the form on our website, and you can contact us at the Bed Bug Legal Group today. We will review your case with you, and go over your next steps to initiating a lawsuit for recovery on the merits of your case.


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