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Bedbugs have Schenectady tenants, landlords at odds

City policy splits responsibility by location

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Tenants and landlords are struggling with a city policy that divides responsibility for bedbugs. If only one apartment is affected, the tenant must pay all the costs for extermination, Building Inspector Eric Shilling said. But if bedbugs are found anywhere else — even in a hallway — the landlord is responsible for the entire bill. Extermination isn’t cheap. Exterminators who spray must often return three or more times. Those who use heat often can eliminate ...


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