Portland, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Can a landlord serve a 90 day no cause eviction during the moratorium?

I've lived in my rental for over a year and half and we pay our rent every month on time. This month we received a no cause 90 day move out notice by email. They said in the email they want to put the house up for sale a month before our lease is over. They also want us to have our house in "show" condition by next month. Plus they want most of our belongings cleared out. Also, we're not comfortable with having people coming in for open house while we still reside in the home. Are we protected under the moratorium?

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

A: You cannot ban the landlord from ever entering your rental. You can deny any specific entry so long as you do not do so unreasonably. You can require basic PPP be worn by all visitors - masks, gloves, at least 6' away. The landlord cannot require you to keep your rental in "show" condition unless you and he agree, presumably for adequate compensation. They cannot require you to remove your belongings for the showings. The landlord may put the house up for sale during Covid and, if sold to a buyer intending to occupy the rental as their own primary dwelling, then (and only then) may a landlord give you a 90 day termination of tenancy notice, along with a copy of the sale paperwork and any tenant's rights notices that may be required. You also are presumably entitled to recover relocation assistance payments unless the landlord is exempt. Good luck.

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