BedBug Q&A ForumCategory: QuestionsSTAFF: FAQ Does Az have BedBug Laws?
admin Staff asked 4 weeks ago

What are they?


admin Staff replied 4 weeks ago

Yes!
SB1306-501R-1VER

3. THE LANDLORD SHALL NOT ENTER INTO ANY LEASE AGREEMENT WITH A TENANT FOR A DWELLING UNIT THAT THE LANDLORD KNOWS TO HAVE A CURRENT BEDBUG INFESTATION.
4. WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER RECEIVING WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC NOTICE OF A POSSIBLE BEDBUG INFESTATION FROM A TENANT, THE LANDLORD OR THE LANDLORD’S LICENSED PEST CONTROL APPLICATOR SHALL VISUALLY INSPECT THE DWELLING UNIT FOR BEDBUGS. WITHIN SEVEN BUSINESS DAYS AFTER FINDING EVIDENCE THAT A BEDBUG INFESTATION EXISTS IN THE DWELLING UNIT, THE LANDLORD SHALL START THE PROCESS OF MITIGATION OF THE BEDBUGS IN THE DWELLING UNIT.
5. UNLESS THE LANDLORD IS A LICENSED APPLICATOR, THE LANDLORD SHALL NOT USE ANY PEST CONTROL TECHNIQUES THAT CONSTITUTE MITIGATION AND SHALL USE FOR MITIGATION A PEST CONTROL APPLICATOR WHO IS LICENSED PURSUANT TO TITLE 32, CHAPTER 22.
6. THE LANDLORD SHALL PROVIDE THE TENANT WITH WRITTEN NOTICE OF THE BEDBUG MITIGATION TREATMENT PROTOCOL AT LEAST THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE THE INITIAL TREATMENT. NOTICE SHALL BE DEEMED RECEIVED BY THE TENANT ON THE DATE THE NOTICE IS PERSONALLY DELIVERED OR MAILED FIRST CLASS.
7. UNLESS OTHERWISE PROVIDED IN THIS SECTION, THE LANDLORD IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE BEDBUG MITIGATION EXPENSES FOR THE DWELLING UNIT AND ANY SURROUNDING UNITS THAT ARE INFESTED.
B. A TENANT HAS THE FOLLOWING OBLIGATIONS WITH RESPECT TO A BEDBUG INFESTATION:
1. AS A PORTION OF THE TENANT’S OBLIGATIONS UNDER SECTION 33-1341, THE TENANT SHALL MAINTAIN THE DWELLING UNIT FREE OF AN INFESTATION OF BEDBUGS.
2. THE TENANT SHALL NOT MOVE MATERIALS INTO A DWELLING UNIT THAT ARE INFESTED WITH BEDBUGS.
3. A TENANT WHO KNOWS OF THE PRESENCE OF BEDBUGS SHALL PROVIDE THE LANDLORD WRITTEN OR ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION OF THE PRESENCE OF BEDBUGS IN THE DWELLING UNIT WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS. NOTICE THAT IS PROVIDED BY THE TENANT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH CONSTITUTES PERMISSION TO THE LANDLORD TO ENTER THE DWELLING UNIT FOR THE SOLE PURPOSE OF INSPECTING FOR OR MITIGATION OF BEDBUGS.
4. AFTER RECEIVING NOTICE FROM THE LANDLORD OF A BEDBUG INSPECTION OR MITIGATION AS PROVIDED IN SUBSECTION A OF THIS SECTION, THE TENANT SHALL ALLOW THE LANDLORD AND THE LANDLORD’S LICENSED PEST CONTROL APPLICATOR ACCESS TO THE DWELLING UNIT.
5. THE TENANT SHALL COMPLY WITH THE BEDBUG MITIGATION PROTOCOL ESTABLISHED BY THE LICENSED APPLICATOR, WHICH MAY INCLUDE PRETREATMENT ACTIVITIES, TEMPORARY EVACUATION OF THE DWELLING UNIT, POSTTREATMENT ACTIVITIES AND AN OBLIGATION TO REPORT THE INEFFECTIVE TREATMENT OR REINFESTATION TO THE LANDLORD WITHIN THREE BUSINESS DAYS.
6. THE TENANT SHALL NOT APPLY OR PERMIT ANY UNLICENSED PERSON TO APPLY ANY BEDBUG CONTROL TECHNIQUES THAT CONSTITUTE MITIGATION.
7. IF A LANDLORD FAILS TO INSPECT AND, IF NECESSARY, MITIGATE A BEDBUG INFESTATION WITHIN THE TIME PRESCRIBED IN SUBSECTION A OF THIS SECTION, THE TENANT SHALL PROVIDE WRITTEN NOTICE TO THE LANDLORD OF THE TENANT’S INTENTION TO CORRECT THE CONDITION AT THE LANDLORD’S EXPENSE. IF THE LANDLORD FAILS TO CORRECT THE CONDITION WITHIN TEN DAYS AFTER BEING NOTIFIED BY THE TENANT IN WRITING, THE TENANT MAY CAUSE THE WORK TO BE DONE BY A LICENSED PEST CONTROL APPLICATOR, SUBMIT TO THE LANDLORD AN ITEMIZED STATEMENT FOR THE PEST CONTROL SERVICES AND DEDUCT FROM ANY RENT DUE THE ACTUAL AND REASONABLE COST OF THE PEST CONTROL TREATMENT NOT TO EXCEED FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS OR ONEā€‘HALF OF THE MONTHLY RENT, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.
8. IF THE TENANT FAILS TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THE OBLIGATIONS PRESCRIBED IN THIS SECTION, THE TENANT MAY BE HELD FINANCIALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR BEDBUG MITIGATION EXPENSES FOR THE DWELLING UNIT AND SURROUNDING UNITS THAT ARE INFESTED.