Wilsonville, OR asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: If I break my lease and pay the lease termination fee, when is that fee due? In Oregon.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Leases are contracts so the terms of you contract should govern what the consequences are of breaking your lease. If the contract doesn't specify you and your leasing agent should agree on something, but within 30 days would be reasonable, although not necessarily a rule. What you don't want is to drag it out so your leasing agent has to file a law suit which will show up on public records and could hurt your credit even if you eventually pay the fee in full.

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