Pests in Hotels and B&Bs
Sometimes, you might have to deal with pests when you’re on holiday, in paid accommodation. For example, in your hotel room or Bed & Breakfast.
Unfortunately, this is a growing issue. And, most commonly, bed bugs and fleas are on the rise in paid accommodation. This is happening both here in the UK and abroad.
Make no mistake about it, if you have had to put up with this then you are entitled to compensation for:
- A refund of the price you paid for your stay
- Compensation for any health issues, such as soreness, itching, or infection
- Compensation for upset and distress, or ruined holiday
If you have suffered because of pests in paid accommodation, keep reading to find out what you should do.
Taking Legal Action Against your Landlord If Renting
Hopefully now you have a better understanding of what pests are. So, if you believe you have a right to take action against your landlord, there are certain steps you should take. If suffering from pests in your rented property, there’s a good chance you won’t have to sort it out yourself. To get your landlord to sort things out, you should:
- First, you should make a complaint against your landlord to make them aware of the pest or nuisance. Please do this in writing and keep a copy.
- Then, if they have done nothing about it after 21 days, please contact us for help.
If your landlord neglects their duties, we may be able to use the law to demand your landlord get rid of the pests. We may even threaten your landlord with prosecution on your behalf, which could be run on a no win no fee basis.
Hopefully, the result will be that your landlord will be forced to remove the pests.
Taking Legal Action Against a Hotel or B&B
You may be unhappy with the accommodation at a hotel or B&B because of a pest problem. If so, you could be entitled to make a claim against the owner of that property. So, to start making a claim, you should:
- Keep a carfeul record of the incident
- Take photos of the pest, if possible
- Report the matter to the manager of the property in writing and keep a record of that complaint
- Keep a detailed record of the cost of your stay
- In particular, take photos of any bites and keep a record of any treatment you receive
Then, please report the situation to us so we can run a claim on your behalf. We can then continue your claim to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.