They should require two signatures IF the check was made payable to one person and a second one. If it was just payable to the two names without the "and" included, then either could cash it with just their signature. Instead of "and", an "or" is legally implied.
There is always a time deadline for filing a claim. What it is depends upon what violation is being claimed and against who. 1 year is the statute for claims arising out of a residential rental agreement or Oregon's Residential Landlord Tenant Act. But negligence is 2 years. Other causes of...Read more »
The issue is not the timing - it is whether you are responsible for damage beyond ordinary wear and tear. If so, you likely owe the cost of replacement/repair. A landlord does not need to wait until you move out to do repairs. Indeed, many prefer to constantly keep their dwelling unit fully...Read more »
A tenant living in a 4 plex is rubbing his own feces all over this building he has assaulted tenant's broken out almost all windows in 2 units including his own the property management has been contacted all they have done is board up all windows over the feces and has left it like this for at... Read more »
Depending upon the circumstances, a month may or may not be reasonable for replacing windows. Regardless, as my colleague says, be sure to notify management in writing of the problems and your demand for immediate repairs. You don't have the authority directly to evict the problem tenant but...Read more »
I submitted a repair request through a platform and under access instructions I wrote, "ask when I'm home," so they would schedule a time with me. They came by while I was getting ready to shower so ignored the knock but after about a minute they entered my unit and I had to run to... Read more »
When a tenant submits a maintenance request, it is an automatic permission to enter during reasonable hours for the next 7 days - unless it is expressly qualified otherwise in the request. "Ask when I'm Home" is not sufficient, in my opinion, to deny a landlord's automatic right of entry.
It is unlikely that someone actually evicted you when they were not allowed to - if you believed they were not allowed to, you should have taken the matter to court and had a Judge dismiss their efforts. If, however, you simply moved out as a result of their request, that is not really evicting...Read more »
A court normally reviews the matter before ordering a property sold but as long as the statutory niceties are complied with, absolutely a residence can be sold to pay a debt. I am unclear why you would think a house would be exempt from sale or why a debtor could avoid paying their debt by using...Read more »
The landlord has a right to insist upon proof of authority if someone else wants to terminate your son's lease. I am unclear as to his status, but presumably he originally signed the lease. If he has capacity to sign his name still, and understands what he is doing (which seems likely if he...Read more »
I have a condo in SE and let in two people just prior to Covid with a short term guess agreement so we can see whether the relationship as tenants will work out. They are tending to the condo, but as of 4 months one of them has not paid rent as she is looking for work and financial support.... Read more »
If you have a residential rental unit within the Portland city limits, you are subject to Portland's ordinances and relocation payment requirements, unless you are exempt by the Ordinance. As my colleague points out, you can terminate their month to month tenancy with at least 90 days prior...Read more »
I live in Portland Oregon she’s tried to accuse me of having an extra tenant which it wasn’t it was a visitor. That had just come over then she tried to say I was in violation of my puppy I got rid of my puppy the next day then she said she’s selling the condo that’s why I have to move . My... Read more »
Assuming your rental dwelling is within the Portland city limits, and you have been there for at least a year, you have to be given at least 90 days advanced written notice and that notice cannot be issued until after the landlord has accepted an offer to buy the dwelling from a buyer who certifies...Read more »
Washer/dryer, delivery/installation were purchased directly from a big box store (BBS). BBS hired a third party for D/I. Install done incorrectly, water flowed from washer during first cycle. Installer admitted & corrected install. Damage repair requires asbestos abatement. BBS says not... Read more »
I agree with my colleague and also that many variables could change the advice and/or outcome. That said, it appears reasonable to think you likely have claims against both the BBS and the installer if BBS is one that retained the installer to do the job (let them sort our which owes what) but...Read more »
I took my rental manager to court after giving me 6 eviction and not fixing a leak and mold grew then the floor needed to be replaced I gave my attorney all fotos with evidence but he only presented one of a wall with mold nothing els I should of gotten 3 times my rents work but only got 12000 i... Read more »
If you didn't agree or want the settlement, you should have declined it, even firing your attorney if you believe it warranted. But now that you accepted it, you live with it. Own your actions - and regardless, the court is likely to require you to do exactly that.
You can file a complaint with your local police, with Oregon's Attorney General Consumer Fraud Division (can file online), and with the FBI who has a task force specifically aimed at this sort of fraud. All that said, the odds are extremely remote that any of them will actually do anything...Read more »
subleasing-1st year - Cohort approval and assignment of volunteer services in exchange for part-time workspace. 2nd year- automatic Cohort approval. office space and use of general areas in exchange for 20 hr. volunteer office coordinating training/ work & cleaning.
If you have agreed to a commercial rental without a written lease, it must be on a month to month basis. Among other things, that means the landlord can change the terms, space, rent, etc. at anytime with 30 days advanced notice. If you want something more stable, either get a fixed term written...Read more »
I had a couple questions about landlord responsibilities on maintaining the outside trees, June 10th 2022 around 7:00pm a huge tree branch broke off onto the road. I was driving on that road and struck the branch ( it fell down in front of my car It happened within 2-3 seconds ) residents of that... Read more »
I am not clear what the responsibilities are for the arbor maintenance between the homeowner and an apparent HOA, but whichever is, they may be liable depending upon the details. Much depends upon why the tree limb fell - was it rotted out? or did a storm severe it somehow? I would start by...Read more »
I am on housing and have lived here since 03/2022 and my fridge has not worked since i moved in i informed my manager and she still hasnt sent someone out to fix it but she never forgets to ask me about my unpaid rent. Which os a whole other story. My question is can she legally procrastinate on... Read more »
No, a landlord has the absolute obligation to maintain appliances and the dwelling in general as long as the tenant is in possession - regardless of rent payment status. Be sure you document the times you have reported the problem or requested maintenance. Once it has gone 10 days or so without...Read more »
Tenant in our bldg is severe fetynal/ meth user. He's been a a problem before we moved here last June. Been 7 months w/ us. Partner mental health is effected, I never had hi blood pressure. Dude has literally torn wires out of his walls sheet rock cut out, holes, literally he demolished it.... Read more »
I am unclear as to your goals. If it is to get rid of the fellow, that takes consistent, persistent pressure on the landlord. If the fellow is going to be out in a few days anyway, then your goal may simply be to recover some damages from the landlord. Whether that is likely takes a very...Read more »
You need to review everything in detail with a local landlord-tenant attorney. Your choices are likely to be filing in court to evict him if there legally is a landlord-tenant relationship between you. It may not be as clear cut as it may seem. If there is no landlord-tenant relationship, then...Read more »
Without further information, there is nothing for me or any other attorney to comment on or help with. If it is more than just a specific question, you are likely to need at least the consultation, if not the outright assistance of, a local landlord-tenant attorney. If that is likely, just make...Read more »
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