A new law in New York City aimed at helping prospective tenants combat the raging bedbug epidemic was signed into law Monday by Gov. David A. Paterson. Dubbed the Bedbug Disclosure Act, the measure requires owners and lessors to notify new rental tenants of bedbug infestations that have plagued the building and the tenant's individual unit during the previous year. The law comes amid a rash of complaints about bedbug. In 2009, New York's 311 hotline received some 11,000 calls about bedbugs, compared with 537 in 2004.
New York City Law Requires Landlords to Tell New Tenants About Bedbug Infestations
New York Law Journal
September 2, 2010