Portland, OR asked in Personal Injury, Education Law, Landlord - Tenant and Municipal Law for Oregon

Q: Can i sue my university for lack of AC if the heat gets over 98 degrees?

I live in portland oregon where the law is that landlords have to allow ac units in the summer as long as it doesnt damage the building, but my college is claiming that the power needed by a small portable ac unit is too much and threatening to seize my ac! ive had it on for about a month straight because it has gotten to 98 degrees in here and has made me violently sick. i do not have a residence to go to outside of my home and im paying 3000 bucks a term for this! there is also no heating and our windows are the weird ones that open out and have no screens, so its hard to get any air flow. would i have a case or should i just die of heat stroke?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Oregon attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for several weeks. At this point, you may have resolved the issue. But if not, an option is to reach out to a landlord-tenant attorney - that is one of the categories on this forum, although it wasn't selected for this post. L-T attorneys would have insight into laws governing minimum habitability standards and tenant rights. Good luck

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