What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Chicago, IL
Who is responsible for fumigation of roaches?
A tenant moved in a couple months ago and had an inspector come in and stated there were roaches in the apartment and now claims to not pay rent until the apartment is exterminated. The landlord has offered to exterminate at their own expense but the tenant demands a professional like Orkin do it.
There are 4 other occupied units in that 3 flat section of the building. There are tenants above and below them, directly across from them and the tenant across / above.
All have been residing there between 18 months and 5 years. All of those other tenants state they had never had any problems with roaches and only 2 state they never had any until the new tenant moved in, which only leads me to believe the new tenant brought the roaches with.
What direction can a landlord go now?