An Oregon landlord refuses to let his tenants install air conditioners because he thinks they “look tacky.” Tenants of the Arbor Creek complex in Aloha who choose to sacrifice aesthetics for comfort have ten days to correct their mistake before facing eviction. One tenant’s kid already landed in the hospital thanks to heat stroke.
“They sent me notices telling me if I did not take it out I would have a ten day period to get out of my apartment,” Frettim said.
“As a matter of fact, on these notices it says ‘for the benefits of the residences,’” Frettim added. “I am wondering how that ‘benefits the residents’ when they can’t have air conditioners. How does that benefit us? Our kids end up in the hospitals or they end up sick.”
A check of the rental agreements and property rules supplied by tenants by contained no mention of a ban on A/C window units.