A 69-year-old woman discovered the hard way her new apartment was infested with bedbugs. She sued her landlord and just received $800,000.
Sandy’s wake left behind more than just a mangled mess of ruined drywall and soaked furniture. It’s now putting renters and landlords at odds over who should pay.
Philadelphia City Council will look at closing a little loophole in which property owners who don’t keep their houses up to code can still receive a landlord’s license.
The law was designed to crack down on contractors working under the table, but everyone agreed it would be too much hassle for too little benefit.