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As long as the lease does not make the tenant liable for extermination, if the tenant has put the landlord on written notice that the extermination is needed and the landlord's failure to do so is a breach of lease and the tenant has also included in that written notice that the landlord's failure to cure the breach would result in the tenant paying for extermination and deducting it from rent, then the tenant may indeed pay for extermination and attach the receipt for payment to their next rent payment with the deduction.
Thank you for your reply.You need to send them the letter and inform them if they do not cure this breach of the lease you will take action and hold them liable for the breach. You need to do it in WRITING by letter to establish your evidence in case the landlord tries to take you to court you can prove you gave them notice and an opportunity to cure their breach.
Thank you for your reply. It does not need to be certified, but it should to have proof that it was actually given to the landlord. In the meantime you need to do what you can without incurring a large expense, but in your letter you also only need to give the landlord 5 days to send the exterminator and if they refuse you would be able to do as I said and also sue for time you cannot live in the premises and also for any medical expenses and pain and suffering from any bites you experience.