I know of no law that requires a landlord to wear a mask while entering your home. That said, you absolutely have a right to require him and all with him to do so as a condition of entry during Covid times. I do not believe any Judge would consider that to be unreasonable and as Ms. Goodman...Read more »
A landlord may not raise rent during the first 12 months of occupancy. Thereafter they can raise rent in a month to month tenancy with at least 90 days prior written notice that contains all the legally required information; that is lawfully served upon the tenant; and which does not exceed the...Read more »
I have discussed the issues concerning 5 violations by the adjoining unit for 5 months now. I have been here for 16 years as a tenant and fully obligated by my signature and the manager that the rental agreement is followed and fair treatment to both parties.
Everyone represents themselves in small claims court. You have to file an Appearance within the 14 days or face a default. You can file a motion asking for more time to answer, explaining why you need it. You best have a good reason or the Judge is not likely to grant it and you will start off...Read more »
Yes. What it is depends upon the nature of the civil suit or perhaps what claims are elected to be made - i.e. some events may give rise to more than one way of claiming damages and each may have a different statute of limitations.
The realtor works for the landlord so they can't tell him anything. Unless the tenant has had a court issue a restraining order against the landlord for some reason, the landlord and tenant are free to communicate however and whenever they wish. If the owner/landlord has hired a property...Read more »
Despite many landlords using the phrase for several years, there is no such thing as a "non-refundable deposit". Either it is non-refundable, in which case it is a fee and only specifically listed fees in the Oregon statutes are permitted to be charged (and a pet fee is not one of them)...Read more »
It has been well over 31 days since we turned the property back over to the landlord. The only “written” itemized accounting we have received was via Facebook Messenger and/or email. It was not personally delivered or mailed.
They have claimed they’re withholding the additional $300... Read more »
You should sue for the $1600. If he wants the $500, let him counter Sue you for it - and prove it in court. That said, you may want to think about having an attorney represent you in regular court instead. The landlord has no incentive to do anything but go to trial in small claims. In regular...Read more »
Please understand that I am not asking whether I have a case or trying to provide any and all relevant details in the hopes that someone "buys" my story. I know that my home does not meet a number of the elements required for habitability (i..e., I cannot cook due to the lack of a vent... Read more »
ORS 90.320 specifies the minimum habitability standards a rental dwelling must meet. Besides seeking monetary damages, you can also ask a Judge to Order a landlord to repair, with severe penalties if they do not. Review everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney.
Certainly - you are free to put any reasonable requirements you wish upon anyone wanting to enter your home, just tell them ahead of time. If they don't want to comply, refuse entry. If they try to enter anyway, document it and call the police the same as you would for anyone trying to force...Read more »
Scenario: In Oregon, in 2020 during the moratorium. A landlord made their tenant move out of their home. Because the landlord planned on selling this rental to new occupants. After the tenant is forced out of the house, the landlord infact does not sell the house. But instead rents it out to... Read more »
It all depends upon the exact timing, nature of notice's provided, whether the tenant left voluntarily or was evicted by the court, etc. 2020 contained many alterations of normal landlord-tenant law due to Covid and many changes were temporary, changing one or more times during the calendar...Read more »
A tenant awakes to his landlord (who is also his mother), inside of his apartment. The landlord is drunk and aggressively harrassing the tenant who was telling the landlord to leave. Landlord refuses to leave, and physically attacks tenant ,causes huge scene. Once the landlord his practically... Read more »
You need to immediately talk with a local landlord tenant attorney. You likely have damage claims against the landlord and perhaps criminal as well. Anytime you tell a landlord to leave the inside of your home (or anyone else for that matter) and they do not, call the police!
If you are asking if you write "Paid in Full" on a check's memo line and submit it for less than the full amount of the bill, and it is cashed, are you off the hook for the balance of the bill, the answer is NO. If you have a written agreement specifying the creditor is settling for...Read more »
The balance of what? You can try arguing that but the statutory waiver provisions resulting from a partial acceptance of rent waives a landlord's right to terminate a tenancy under ORS 90.394. IF you went to trial and the court issued a Judgment, there no longer IS an issue of the...Read more »
We have lived together for the last 3 years. We have 2 children together. I am the sole homeowner and work full-time. She works part-time and refuses to leave because she can't afford to live on her own. She is extremely abusive to myself and our children. I have insisted that she needs to... Read more »
It depends upon whether she can legally be classified as a tenant. If so, you go through the hoops to terminate her tenancy and evict if necessary. If not a tenant (likely given your brief description), then you have to file to eject her from the house. Eviction and ejection share similar goals -...Read more »
Then defaulted to a Month to month. My husband needs the room for his sister, as she has no where else to go. By law can I give them a 30 day notice or does it have to be a 90 day? What are my options?
When you say you opened it together, if you co-signed the rental agreement, the storage facility should have no problem allowing you access as long as your rent is paid to date. If you are not on the rental agreement, then your daughter will have to access the unit or possibly the storage facility...Read more »
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