Phoenix, AZ asked in Consumer Law, Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Is it possible to draw up a rental agreement/lease that forfeits squatter's rights / bypass the wait time to evict?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: No, you would still need to go through all the statutory requirements, obtain a court Order, etc. Any provisions to the contrary in a lease or other agreement would simply be unenforceable at best and possibily render the landlord liable for damages if he/she knowingly put unlawful provisions in their lease. You cannot contract away someone's basic protective rights.

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