Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating complaints from D.C. renters concerning bed bugs, roaches, pests, and basic habitability issues. There are several reports from tenants across several property management companies in the District, including UIP Property Management, the BARAC Company, and Borger Management (Cambridge Apartments and others) (for example, see here: https://tinyurl.com/wrq6kkb).
For years now, tenants, advocates, and journalists have been documenting the failures at the D.C. Department of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs—the agency in charge of inspecting properties and generally ensuring housing is safe and habitable for tenants. Indeed, a 2018 report from the Office of the DC Auditor found the current regulatory system allows landlords to delay necessary repairs and remediations “and keep[s] District residents in substandard housing conditions for extended periods.” Consumer Protection laws can be a tool to stop unfair and deceptive housing practices the city is unable to prevent alone.
Have you had bed bug, roach, or other pest infestations at your rental that the property management company failed to resolve?
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The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving unfair and deceptive trade practices. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.