Tacoma, WA asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Oregon

Q: Can relators show houses while tenants still live in the home during covid-19 in the state of Oregon ?

I have lived in the same rental home for going on 6 years now in the state of Oregon.

Recently I was notified that the property owner “landlord” is selling the home in which I rent.

My landlord has had relators and photographers come into the home while taking no precautions that I could see during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

And is now wanting to have various people/families view the house while I still very much so live here with my pregnant fiancé and our 3 year old son.

My question is do we have any say on the home being viewed by others on the inside during the Covid-19 pandemic ?

Because in the state of Oregon I currently can’t go to the barber to get my haircut

And my fiancé is unable to teach at our schools ...

Yet having random people as well as their germs into our home ant anytime is acceptable?

I just would like advice on the matter .

I understand the owner wants to sell

But isn’t there precautions or guidelines for showing a home during these times ?

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

A: A landlord has to provide at least 24 hrs notice of intent to enter, be it to show to prospective buyers or any other non true emergency reason. The tenant is free to simply say no. If the landlord enters anyway, the tenant may be entitled to recover a month's rent in damages and/or a court order to the landlord to not do it again. If they enter with permission but the tenant becomes uncomfortable with them while they are there, the tenant is free to then tell them to leave. If they refuse, call the police. It is that simple.

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