Published: 26 February 2020
Curzon Green's specialist bed bug team achieved another successful result for their clients, this time in a landlord and tenant matter. After our clients moved into a rented property in January 2016, it soon became apparent that there was a serious bed bug infestation. Our clients suffered from numerous bites causing severe physical and psychological symptoms. They had to end the tenancy after less than two months.
After being passed the case from another firm of solicitors in 2017, Curzon Green pursued a claim against the commercial landlord of the property. The defendant denied liability throughout and did not make any offer of settlement, so it was necessary to issue proceedings. The claim eventually settled just four months before the final hearing date and shortly after service of our clients' expert report. The defendant accepted a carefully pitched Part 36 offer that our solicitors had made six months previously. The defendant will pay out just under £12,000 in damages, plus costs to be assessed if not agreed.