​​​​Mark L. Busch, P.C. © 2019
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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...

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...

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 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

Question

We have a couple of situations with unauthorized RV occupants in our park.  The first is an RV tenant who has moved in a person who we consider to be a nuisance – she has been yelling at other residents.  The second situation is a nice lady w...

June 7, 2018

Question
I own a decent-sized RV park with quite a few long-term tenants living there, but with also a few seasonal guests and overnighters.  I have one tenant in particular who is constantly abrasive towards other tenants and guests (for example, wa...

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


Residential landlords are increasingly faced with the prospect that their tenants are subletting their rental units. Subletting can take many forms – roommates, girlfriends/boyfriends,unauthorized family members, short-term vacation rental services,...

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...

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