I rent an apartment in Oregon and have been out of power for nearly a week following a pretty nasty ice storm that hit the area. Our local power company has so far been unable to restore power due to the widespread nature of the damage (our block is apparently low-priority!)
The unit is heated electrically, so without power I have no heat and I'm unable to live in my apartment. I'm couch surfing with friends and family until power is restored. Since a landlord is required to provide heat and electrical power to the dwelling, is this something I should expect to see a reduced rent for?
The Oregon Tenant and Landlord Duties document I found from NCSL states
ORS 90.320 A landlord shall at all times during the tenancy maintain the dwelling unit in a habitable condition. For purposes of this section, a dwelling unit shall be considered unhabitable if it substantially lacks:
(d) Adequate heating facilities that conform to applicable law at the time of installation and maintained in good working order;
(e) Electrical lighting with wiring and electrical equipment that conform to applicable law at the time of installation and maintained in good working order;