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I have a tenant that has lived in my house now months.

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I have a tenant that has lived in my house now for 6 months. She says she has bed bugs. I lived there before her with no bed bugs and for 6 months she had no complaints of bed bugs. What are my options?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 5 months ago.
Unfortunately, you need to do due diligence and have it inspected and treated if they are found. You should waive their rent amount until it is addressed.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I have read that in TN, if I can prove they were brought in by her I can have her pay for exterminating services. Is this an option? I want my house free of all pests of course but I know and she has admitted they weren't there when she moved in.
Expert:  Asad Rahman replied 5 months ago.
Yes, if you have proof of that yes, you could charge her for those services.

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