​​​​Mark L. Busch, P.C. © 2019
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The articles provided here are informational only, and are not intended as legal advice.  Each case is different, so consult a knowledgeable attorney for legal advice on your particular situation.

April 6, 2020

On April 1, 2020, Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-13, which expands Oregon’s eviction moratorium based on the nonpayment of rent. The moratorium now covers commercial as well as residential tenancies, and imposes additional restriction...

March 19, 2020

This article is informational only, and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a competent attorney before undertaking any legal action.

The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court issued a statewide Order on March 16, 2020 significan...

August 19, 2019

Rent Increases for Different Types of Tenancies

Most tenants in Oregon have month-to-month rental agreements. In this type of tenancy, tenants pay rent once a month and the rental agreement continues until either the tenant or the landlord decides to...

July 30, 2019

The 2019 Oregon Legislature made sweeping changes to the state’s landlord-tenant laws. None will have more impact than Senate Bill 608 (SB 608), which went into effect on February 28, 2019. SB 608 made two significant alterations to Oregon law: (1) A...

January 21, 2019

Oregon Senate Bill 608 (SB 608)

A group of Oregon legislators has filed a pre-session bill that, if passed, would bring rent control to Oregon statewide.  Senate Bill 608 (SB 608) proposes to limit rent increases for nearly all residential landlords t...

June 26, 2018

A Clackamas County trial judge’s opinion highlights a problem that landlords face when trying to establish reasonable – and enforceable – limits on the number of overnights that any one guest may spend at a tenant’s home.

The case involved a mobile h...

June 12, 2018

$20+ Million Tenant Verdict in Oregon in 2018.

June 7, 2018


“What’s my responsibility for security at my rental properties?”


The basic rule is that a landlord is required to provide rental premises that are “kept in every part safe for normal and reasonably foreseeable uses.”  Practically speakin...

June 7, 2018

If you are a residential landlord, you cannot take or keep any of a tenant’s belongings until the rental agreement has ended. If you wrongfully take a tenant’s personal belongings while the tenant is still legally renting from you, you may be liable...

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