Is one required to perform bedikat chametz if one has in his or her home a vacant apartment that is not cleaned for Pesach. The chametz stove top is placed in the apartment as well as items such all year round make-up and perfume. Is bedikat chametz required?
Bedikat chametz is required for any place into which chametz is brought during the year. If the apartment is totally empty so that no chametz is brought in, there is no obligation.
However, if the apartment is used sometimes, as I assume it is, there will be an obligation of bedikat chametz.