- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 24, 2017

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - An Oakland landlord has been given 40 days to fix a building infested with bedbugs and cockroaches and other issues or he will face possible charges.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday (https://bit.ly/2jmjiAH ) that Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker filed a request for relief with the Alameda County Superior Court and last week won a ruling against the owners of a 30-unit apartment building. The owners face contempt of court charges if issues are not fixed.

According to court documents the building is infested with pests, lacks a functional fire alarm system and has raw sewage problems. One family reported sleeping on the kitchen floor to avoid bedbugs and another tenant said her young daughter only discovered the building was on fire when smoke began billowing out of her bathroom.

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Information from: San Francisco Chronicle, https://www.sfgate.com

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