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 28, 2017

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 attorn...

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...

June 28, 2017

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 g...

June 28, 2017

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 an...

June 4, 2014

Question

A manufactured home community has an RV section. Community management is aware that the Federal Fair Housing laws apply to manufactured home community tenants and that the community cannot discriminate against protected groups when renting ma...

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...