Mount Vernon, OR asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: On april 17th I got a text message from my landlord saying the house we live in has sold, and gave us 60 day notice

Is this legal. Do we really have to move out through a text message eviction?

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

A: First, no, any sort of valid termination of tenancy notice has to be in writing (as in on paper), contain all the mandatory information and be lawfully served. Depending upon the exact details, you may be owed at least 90 days advanced written notice.

On top of this, it currently is not lawful for a landlord to issue a no cause termination notice until June 20, subject to change by the Governor.

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