If you live in the City of Portland, the city building inspector’s office can be one of your best friends when you’ve got a terrible landlord. Across the city, landlords are making tenants live in homes that are unhabitable – plumbing and electrical problems, rodents and insects, broken walls, floors and ceilings, garbage outside, excessive mold and moisture intrusion, etc.

If your landlord refuses to make reasonable repairs to your home, you should always think about contacting the city building inspector – they can be reached via phone at (503) 823-2633, or on the web.