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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What happens if a landlord sends you a receipt for damages after 31 days has already passed? In Oregon.

Also, does moving early and prorating rent end the lease at that time?

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 11, 2022

If you have a security deposit and your landlord did not give you an accounting statement within 31 days of you vacating the property and/or returning possession of the property back to your landlord, you may have a claim of wrongful withholding of your security deposit against your landlord.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: Can a person sell or donate their share of an undivided property without the consent of the other owners?

In the State of Oregon

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 11, 2022

Without knowing more facts about the property, what your share of the property, and the terms of the agreement that you and the other owners entered into, it is unlikely. If you not have had a real estate attorney review the contract, agreement, you have with the other owners you should do so... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Oregon on
Q: Is an "Agreement to Occupy after Closing" void if insurance requirement is not met by seller?

We are purchasing a home in Oregon. Seller wishes to remain in possession for 7 days after closing. Both parties have signed an Oregon standard "Agreement to Occupy after Closing " addendum, which requires that the seller provide renter's insurance naming the buyer as an... Read more »

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Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 7, 2022

You should contact a real estate attorney to have them review the document that was signed as there could be additional facts or language of the document which could affect the analysis of your question.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: We are renting a house in Medford. Is our landlord required to mask before entering. We have at risk people. Thank you

Any law to point to or information that helps would be great. We are fine with them entering to inspect but we want to be safe.

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Oct 15, 2021

Yes, you can ask that your landlord wear a mask to complete the inspection of the property. Please note that your landlord has a right to access the property as long as a landlord does not abuse the right of access or use it to harass you. Please note as a tenant you cannot unreasonably withhold... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can my roommate just kick me out?

Hello,

I moved in with a friend and signed a lease with a 90 day notice of me choosing to leave or them asking me to leave. The lease is with the landlord who never gave me a copy once I signed it. I've asked for a copy now that my roommate (the daughter of the landlord) asked me to... Read more »

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on May 26, 2020

No your roommate cannot just "throw" you out. Your landlord only has the authority to give you a notice to vacate the premises and terminate your tenancy. Depending on the type of lease/ tenancy you have, what city you live, and why they are giving you a written notice to terminate your... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can a prospective landlord deny you as a tenet without giving reason?

My daughter applied for an apartment. They landlord responded to her by saying, "I pass." is that legal? What recourse does she have, if any?

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on May 18, 2020

If the landlord requires an applicant, a potential tenant, to pay an applicant screening charge and the application is denied or if an applicant makes a written request following the landlord's denial of the application, the landlord is required to promptly provide them with a written... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What can I legally do to get back in my residence?

Between September 2018- April 2020 I lived with my now ex partner in her apartment and I was never put on the lease. I paid half of the rent and half of all the bills for this whole time. Two weeks ago she decides she doesn't want me to live there anymore and changes the locks without giving... Read more »

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Apr 6, 2020

To give you a satisfactory answer it is important to know who you paid your rent to. Did you pay your rent to your ex-partner or did you pay your rent to the landlord?

You should talk to a local landlord-tenant to discuss your options and determine if you have a case.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: Animal Control came and took my service animals. Is there something that I can do to get them back?

Animal Control also stated in the police report that they didn't know that the dogs were service animals. I have several disabilities and I need them back. How can I go about getting them back?

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Mar 20, 2020

To give you a proper answer, it will be important to know why your animals were taken by Animal Control.

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can my landlord force me into month-to-month at the end of my lease? (Lane County, OR)

Lease incl a $250 monthly rent for a wood shop on the property. It had been advertised as optional and is listed separately. I don't want to rent it anymore and I've asked for a lease renewal without it.

Rented bc there was supposed to be a work-trade situation to make some of... Read more »

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Mar 2, 2020

Generally a fixed term lease becomes a month to month at the end of its term. However, you should read your lease agreement for terms of what happens at the end of the fixed term. You should also read the your lease for the terms of vacating as you have to give your notice in writing or within a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: How do I evict a person with only a verbal agreement for rent that lives in a travel trailer at the place I live/own.

I just want them off my property not the 2 years non-paid rent.

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Feb 26, 2020

Has the person paid any rent since they have been there and what evidence do you have documenting the payment? Do you have any documentation in writing asking for rent? Additionally, more information needs to be known to give you a satisfactory answer. What type of tenancy was the agreement for... Read more »

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Q: Can I do a no cause eviction in Lincoln City, OR if I own the property, live in one unit and rent out the other unit?
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Feb 17, 2020

Depends on a lot of factors such as how long the person as been living there, if the tenant has a month to month lease or a fixed term lease (generally 1 year) and potential other factors based on whether it is a fixed term lease or a month to month lease. I would recommend contacting a local... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Do I need a divorce decree to remove a tenant who has left the marriage, and the apartment, off a lease?
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Feb 17, 2020

If you are a landlord with a valid lease agreement with the tenant then you will need to evict the tenant for cause. However, there are a lot variables that would need to be known before giving you more advise if you are the landlord.

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Do i have to get a court ordered eviction if a renter has abandoned rental? Can i just take the place back???

Renter left house 1/26, left state 1/31 w/no notification. Late rent notice to be posted and mailed on 2/10 w/72 hours given to comply. Can i just take my rental back on 2/14 without going to the county to file for an eviction? Renter texted me on 2/4 that she will not return to the state till... Read more »

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Katherine Goodman answered on Feb 10, 2020

IF the rental agreement requires your tenant to give actual notice to the landlord of an anticipated extended absence in excess of 7 days as permitted by Oregon law, ORS 90.340 and tenant willfully failed to do so you can recover actual damages. If your tenant as actually abandoned the dwelling... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: is a 72 hour notice to pay or quit for non payment of rent valid if landlord did not date it when posted and mailed
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Feb 3, 2020

If you mean that your notice did not specify the date and time by which you, tenant, must pay the rent to cure the nonpayment of rent, then yes the notice is not valid. It is recommended that you pay your rent as well, if you have not already. If this does not completely answer your question,... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: My landlord waited until I paid rent, then gave me 30 days. Does he owe me prorated rent once I move out?

Today is the first, he gave me 30 days yesterday. If I'm out on the 8th, does the law require him to give me back 21 days of pro-rated rent?

It is a month-to-month residential rental. I've been there one month, just paid rent for the second month. He gave me 30 days to move out... Read more »

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Feb 1, 2020

To give you the best answer to your question, additional information is needed. What did your landlord give you 30-days for? e.g. eviction. Additionally, what type of lease do you have? e.g. month-to-month or a 1 year. Moreover, is this for a residential or commercial lease?

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: What is the law regarding the eviction process in wa .for clean and sober housing
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 29, 2020

You will need to talk to a landlord and tenant attorney that is licensed and practices in the State of Washington. Your question was posted for Oregon. You should re-post your question into Washington. Good luck

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: My landlord is saying that they didn't get my 30 day notice in the mail, I moved out and they are giving me a eviction

But I don't live at the house anymore is that legal? I have pictures of my notice and everything

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 29, 2020

IF you served your 30-day notice to vacate according to your written lease agreement or Oregon law service was proper. However, you should talk to a landlord-tenant attorney about the eviction and service of your 30-day notice to vacate. They can guide you in your next steps and help you determine... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can a landlord/manager have your things moved to another room without giving notice or you being present?
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 29, 2020

To give you a complete answer to your question additional information is needed, do you have a written lease, are you renting just a room from the landlord or are you renting the entire premises. With some additional information an attorney can give you a more complete answer.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Oregon on
Q: What are examples of “unpermitted pets?”

Residential property. In the rental agreement it doesn’t clearly say “no pets.” All it states is “keeping on the premises an unauthorized pet capable of causing damage to persons or property, as described in ORS 90.405^5”

Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 27, 2020

More information will be needed to answer your question. I.e. in relation to a residential lease, commercial lease, or to own exotic animal in your county or city etc.

2 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon on
Q: Can a property manager text the amount of rent? And it be legal?
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman answered on Jan 8, 2020

This is a very broad question and you do not state whether you are the landlord or the tenant. Do you mean can a landlord text a tenant a notice about the amount of rent that is increasing in relation to renewal of lease or is this in context of how much rent is owed every month for a lease that is... Read more »

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