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.

Considerations for RV park law

While similar in some aspects to regular tenancies, there are a number of important differences in RV law. Every landlord who rents an RV space needs to know these specific laws. If not, an RV tenant can avoid an eviction and cost you money in attorney fees, court costs, and court-awarded damages. Mr. Busch is also an expert on landlord-tenant laws covering recreational vehicle tenancies. Mr. Busch’s clients include RV parks and mobile home communities with RV rental sections. Mark advises clients on RV-specific issues, including lease drafting and evictions.

New Legal precedent for how to deliver Eviction Notices

Mr. Busch successfully argued a case in the Oregon Court of Appeals that helped expand the way in which eviction notices could be served on tenants, setting new legal precedent. In that case, the tenants in an extended stay hotel were actively avoiding the landlord whenever the hotel's employees tried to serve them with an eviction notice. Mr. Busch convinced the court that under the circumstances, the landlord adequately served the notice when the tenants were in their room, the notice was slipped under the door, and the hotel employees loudly knocked and announced that the tenants had been served. This case remains the law today.

Marijuana growing on a rented property

In a case from rural southern Oregon, Mr. Busch succeeded in evicting two manufactured home park residents who were growing 26 marijuana plants in a shed on their rented space. The tenants argued that Oregon's Medical Marijuana Laws entitled them to grow the plants. However, a police detective was subpoenaed to testify that even those laws only allowed the tenants to grow up to six plants on the premises. The tenants were evicted.

Illegal Tresspassing

In a recent Clackamas County case, Mr. Busch succeeded in proving that a tenant willfully ignored a court-ordered agreement preventing an unauthorized person from entering his client’s mobile home park. The unauthorized person had a criminal record and was only allowed to enter the park at very limited times. At the court hearing, Mark called a series of witnesses to prove – despite the tenant’s protestations – that the tenant had clearly violated the agreement. The judge agreed.

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