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LANDLORD GUIDES

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...

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...

June 7, 2018

Does this sound familiar? You have a tenant who checked out well in the application process,but now has not paid rent for two months. He says that he was laid off from his job, but is starting a new one and that his mother has agreed to help him catc...

June 28, 2017

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 avoidi...

May 5, 2014

Question

How does the eviction process work when evicting an RV tenant? Is it different than evicting a manufactured home community resident?

Answer

The process for evicting an RV tenant is the same process used for evicting most tenants in any setting....

April 30, 2014

With Oregon’s numerous bays and waterways, floating home marinas are a popular living choice for many people. By statute, floating homes are treated similarly to mobile homes with regard to landlord-tenant issues.

A “floating home” is defined by statu...

April 30, 2014

Nearly every eviction begins with an eviction notice, which must be properly served on the tenant. Most notices give the tenant a certain amount of time to remedy a default (i.e., 72 hours to pay past-due rent), followed by a tenancy termination dead...

April 30, 2014

Filing the Initial “FED”

The term "FED" stands for Forcible Entry and Detainer. This is the legal term for an eviction lawsuit filed in court to evict tenants. In every case where the tenant refuses to vacate, the landlord will need to file an FED act...

April 30, 2014

Every landlord should have a good set of forms to use for issuing notices to tenants. The best place to get them is usually a landlord trade association. A few of the more prominent associations include the Manufactured Housing Communities of Oregon...

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