The Bed Bug Addendum (TXR 2013) form is used to represent that the landlord is unaware of the presence of bed bugs and to advise the tenant to inspect the property. The form also allows the tenant to indicate whether the tenant or any occupant is aware of any indication of bed bugs either at the landlord’s property, the previous property where the tenant resided, or in any of the tenant’s personal property. The Bed Bug Addendum spells out each party’s responsibilities in the event bed bugs are found to be present at the landlord’s property.
The form explains when landlords must be notified about bed bugs and what steps the tenant must take to help mitigate the problem. The form notes the landlord is not responsible for any damages, injuries, or losses to person or property unless the landlord caused them.
The Bed Bug Addendum is intended to be used with the Residential Lease (TXR 2001) and Residential Lease for a Multi-Family Property Unit (TXR 2011) forms. The addendum is one of 130 forms exclusively available to members of Texas REALTORS®.