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I live in a rental property and am having an influx of

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I live in a rental property and am having an influx of cockroaches. They have checked and they are not living in the house but are coming in from outside. I have huge gaps in my garage where they are getting in at and they say they can fill them in. Is this true? Where and how do I look up the building codes? Also could I just caulk/fill in the holes and gaps myself?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 8 months ago.

Hello. My name is***** am an attorney. The landlord should get an exterminator. There is what is called a warranty of habitability, which is common law. A tenant has a right to live without an influx of cockroaches. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
They have brought out an exterminator. He said they are obviously getting in through the large gaps around my garage doors. There is a 3 to 4 inch gap where the 2x4 around the garage doors doesn't touch the floor. I also have skinks in garage because of this. Shouldn't she repair the gaps?
Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 8 months ago.

Yes. From what you say, to rectify the problem is to repair the gaps. This would not seem to be an undue burden and not much of a demand on your part.

Expert:  Damien Bosco replied 8 months ago.

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