Landlord was Notified About Bedbugs and Did Nothing
by Barbara Schaller
(San Francisco, California)
Photos of Bed Bug Bites from San Francisco Hotel
My brother Harold Nichols been having issues with bedbugs for the last 6 months to 1 yr. The manager has been notified by letters and verbably by him and me. He lives at the Baldwin Hotel at 74 6th st Room 535 in san francisco,ca. He got sick fromm all the bites and has been hospitalize . What are his tenants rights in this matter?
Thank you for your time in this matter.
Ps. the photos are not the best but you'll get an idea what he has been going thru.Editor Suggestions for Getting Landlord Bedbug Action in San Francisco
San Francisco has some of the best laws for protecting tenants from bed bugs. You did the right thing by contacting the hotel in writing. Now you need to contact the San Francisco Department of Public Health Section and register an official complaint by calling (415) 252-3800 or go to their office at 1390 Market St., Suite 210, S.F., CA 94102.
The law is very clear on your rights ,which include:
- A response to your bed bug complaint within 48 hours and a plan of action within 72 hours
- Relocation to a room without bed bugs
- Notification to tenants in adjoining rooms
I'd also suggest contacting an attorney that has experience with bed bugs such as the law firm of Bracamontes & Vlasak, P.C. by calling 415-835-6777.
Best of luck. The bed bugs law is on your side.