||03-25-2013 12:07 PM
Of course receptacles are legal. Receptacles in light fixtures are no longer allowed. Let's get past that silliness. Since you have the landlord's blessing, do it RIGHT.
Your best bet is on the side and away from the sink. There is switched power to the existing light. Normally, you do not mix receptacles and lights. I have seen many instances where power was taken from the light switch to the receptacle ... Your light might dim whene a blow drier is turned on ...
Your best bet is to get power from an adjacent room receptacle and fish the wire into the sink area. If you have no problem with wall repair, you will be in business very soon. Remember -- you MUST have a GFCI to protect the circuit