I was told that there is a law in Oregon that a landlord has to replace carpet and paint every 3-4 years. I have a feeling this is the original carpets...they are kinda gross...I have rented rug doctors and the water comes out black almost..and the more i go over it it doesn't lighten up any. I don't think they have ever been cleaned..i had to clean before i moved my stuff in. I talked to Century 21 where i pay my rent if I could get my carpets replaced and they told me no..its up to the owner. Please help I have a baby and he seems to be getting sick quite a bit.
Landlords are not required by law to replace carpets. If the conditions are this bad, you should consider moving to a new place. If you believe that the condition of the carpets rises to a habitability violation (this is a very specific legal definition found in ORS 90.320) then you might have a claim, but the condition needs to make the place truly inhabitable. If you have more questions you should speak with a landlord/tenant attorney regarding your issues.
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Sorry but you were told wrong. Landlord's are not required to provide carpet or to replace it short of it being a true health or safety hazard - which would by your burden to prove and likely to be very difficult. Same thing on the paint. If it concerns you, you need to check it out before signing the lease. Good luck.
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