Landlord and Tenant
Student Legal Services assists in landlord-tenant matters in Oregon provided the opposing party is not also a Portland State University student. We can meet with you to discuss you landlord-tenant matter during our drop in hours, which are posted on our drop ins web page.
Common landlord-tenant issues include:
- Security deposit withholdings
- Habitability issues
- Issues regarding payment of utilities
- Discriminatory eviction and
- Essential services (heat,water, pest-infestations, etc.)
Student Legal Services has also developed an extensive Landlord-Tenant Law Handbook for students, hard copies of which are available to students free of charge in our office.
For additional information and answers to general Landlord-Tenant Law questions, as well as links to other community resources, please visit our Additional Information - Landlord-Tenant Law page.
If you are renting a home or apartment that is currently going through the foreclosure process, please visit our Tenant's Rights in Foreclosure web page.
Student Legal Services can help you with a landlord-tenant matter during our drop-in hours. Please remember to bring your lease. A lease is an enforceable contract and it is extremely difficult to give accurate legal advice without knowing what the landlord and tenant have agreed to.