Lake Oswego, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: After 3 months of "month to month" Landlord asks me to sign a back dated lease "immediately"I had to agree just to read

Haven't signed yet...but landlord wants me to sign in the next two days...haven't even read the whole thing yet..She says if I don't sign now with no increase that my rent will increase down the road at some point. It's a 1 year...but, I can't get over the notice being a voice mail on the day the lease is suppose to begin....

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

A: If you say you can't read the lease in two days, you are telling the landlord you don't take the issue seriously or simply don't care. Yes the landlord can raise your rent up to 9.9% anytime with 90 days notice - locking in the amount of your rent is one of the major advantages of your signing a fixed term lease. You don't say HOW much they want to back-date the lease but be careful not to put anything on the document you know to be false. That could come back to haunt you in the future and will likely be indefensible if it occur

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