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.

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

Predictably, one of the most common questions my clients ask is “how do I collect money that my tenant owes?” If the rent is past-due for the current month, the answer is a 72-hour rent nonpayment notice. Assuming the notice is properly prepared and...

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...

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

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

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...

April 30, 2014

If a tenant leaves behind personal property, the landlord is required by statute to send an "abandonment notice." The abandonment notice explains to the tenant that the property is considered abandoned and will be stored by the landlord for approxima...

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