HOUSTON – A tenant alleges the owners of his rental property failed to disclose the bedbug infestation.
Timothy Mares filed a complaint on Dec. 14, 2017, in the Harris County District Court against Hampton Hill GP LLC, et al. citing the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and breach of contract.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff resided in an apartment owned by the defendants in Houston in April 2016 that was infested with bedbugs. He alleges that had he known of the infestation, he would not have continued to rent the property.
The plaintiff holds Hampton Hill GP LLC, et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to inspect the property prior to renting, failed to disclose bedbug activity and failed to notify him of the risks of bedbug infestation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks monetary relief of more than $200,000 but not more than $1 million and such other lawful and equitable relief. He is represented by Tad Rice of The Rice Firm in The Woodlands.
Harris County District Court case number 2017-82918