Wilsonville, OR asked in Small Claims for Oregon

Q: Can new owners change the rules of a rental agreement, such as smoking, paid cable etc?

Moved in 7/1, they refused a lease. Rental agreement only, stated smoking outside and paid cable. 1 month later: New owners with lease- no smoking at all, no cable, new fees for water/sewer/trash. Isn't this fraud? Was never told the property was in escrow when I moved in.

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

A: Since you are on a month to month tenancy, rules and other changes (except increase in rent) can be made by whomever is the current owner with 30 days advanced notice.

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