Salem, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

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 and said he would give me a good reference and help me move. His reasons were that the cleanliness was not up to his standards, and that I'm not getting along with his dogs (one of which is untrained and jumps on anyone that comes through the door for licks and nibbles). I've read that he doesn't need a reason in the first year, so when he told me I didn't ask for one, but that's what he said anyway. I don't know if its an 'eviction,' particularly since there was nothing in writing.

I signed something when I moved in that says he can kick me out with 24 hour notice, and the other roommate says he used that on the last roommate in my room within a week of giving them 30 days.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Katherine Goodman
Katherine Goodman
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: 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?

With more information an attorney can give you better advice. Good luck.

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

A: Not likely. You each owe the other at least 30 days advanced, written notice, lawfully served, of the termination of your tenancy. So if you leave before his 30 day notice is up, you will still owe rent through his termination date assuming you did not previously give him a 30 day notice.

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