Williams, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: In OR, been renting for a year + , month to month, & they just put it for sale. How much notice do owners have to give?

My understanding is since we've been here more than a year they have to give us 60 days. But then I thought I read something that if its due to a sale they only have to give us 30 days notice? THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME!

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Gregory L Abbott

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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Just because your landlord is selling your rental dwelling does not mean they have to terminate your tenancy at all. A new owner would simply take over and you would issue your rent payments to him instead of the current landlord. IF, however, the landlord wants to terminate your tenancy due to sale of the dwelling AND you do not live in the same dwelling as or on the same property as the landlord AND you are on a month to month tenancy, then the landlord must provide you at least 90 days prior written notice but only AFTER he has accepted an offer to purchase the dwelling separately from any other dwelling unit from a person who intends in good faith to occupy the dwelling unit as the person's primary residence AND the landlord provides the Notice and Written Evidence of the offer to purchase the dwelling unit, to the tenant not more than 120 days after accepting the offer to purchase. If the landlord violates this, you likely have a defense to any eviction action plus you may be entitled to recover from the landlord up to 3 months rent plus any actual damages, plus your court costs plus your attorney's fees.

30 or 60 days Notice may apply IF your dwelling unit is located in the same building or on the same property as the landlord's primary residence and the building or property contains no more than 2 dwelling units AND you have been there for more than 1 year.

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