Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Was never evicted my lock was cut moved somebody else in cop said I have no case how can this be

Do I have the right or do I have time to sue her the cop said there was nothing I can do but I don't believe that this happened in Brooks Oregon she wasn't even the manager and I never got an eviction notice my stuff was all destroyed what she did give me back she kept anything of value and sentimental value do I have rights

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

A: Assuming you are talking about residential landlord-tenant (not storage bin lock cut, etc.), then you likely DO have claims against the landlord. First, do not take your legal advice from cops. Second, cops only deal with criminal matters - and the cop here most likely is correct, there likely is no criminal violation. What you likely have is a civil law violation. Regardless, the only way for you to really know what you have (or may not have) is for you to simply review everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney. Good luck.

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