I have been renting a house since January. I'm subletting from someone else, but they signed their lease over to me. My lease ends July 31. Just a few days ago, I noticed a few ants. There aren't many, but they are in all of the rooms and they are HUGE and they keep going to the most undesirable places, like my bed. I called an exterminator just to get a quote and he explained that they are carpenter ants and most likely living inside the walls (its an older house so its likely their nests are there). I can't sleep here, and I want out of my lease so I can find somewhere that isn't infested. What are my options? Can I get out of the lease without penalty? What is the landlord's obligation? Thank you.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Have you told the landlord? Maybe he wants them (ants) out of there and will get the exterminator in there soon. So call your landlord.