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2010-B-07: Disclosure of Bed Bug Infestation History

To: All Housing Companies
     Owners, Managing Agents, and Site Managers

From: Robert Damico, Director
          Housing Management Bureau

Date: October 25, 2010

Subject: Disclosure of Bed Bug Infestation History


New York City Administrative Code § 27-2018.1, which the Governor signed into law on August 31, 2010, mandates that new residential tenants in New York City be given a one-year bed bug infestation history.

Pursuant to this law, this agency has promulgated the attached tenant notice, "Disclosure of Bedbug Infestation History". All State supervised rental and mutual housing companies in New York City are required to provide new residential tenants with a completed copy of this notice, which is also available on this agency's website at http://www.nyshcr.org/forms/rent/dbbn.pdf.

Applicable to all State supervised rental and mutual housing companies, it is the responsibility of management to develop and implement procedures to prevent bed bug infestations and to take measures to eradicate infestations should they occur.

Bed bugs are a growing problem in urban areas and require a comprehensive approach to prevention and extermination. The following resources are offered for reference:

- Robert Damico

Last updated on 10/26/10