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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.

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

Question

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

Answer

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...

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


Scenario

A Landlord owns several adjacent rental units with multiple tenants, such as an apartment complex, a duplex, or a mobile home park.

Problem 

Two neighboring tenants have an ongoing dispute, which has led to several reported arguments between t...

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,...

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