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

Q: In Oregon do I have to wait for my rental to sell before I can ask owner for moving expenses during this pandemic?

I was notified our rental is being put on the market to be sold. Once sold, I may be given 90 days to move. At what point, if any, would The property owner be liable to pay for moving expenses? I read it could be up to one months rent. We are in a pandemic and rentals are scarce so if I have an opportunity elsewhere I need to jump on it. Concerned I will have no place to live if I wait.

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

A: If you are not within the Portland city limits, and your landlord (not just property manager) owns 5 or more rental units in Oregon, then you will likely be entitled to receive one month's rent as relocation assistance with receipt of a valid 90 day Notice of Termination of Tenancy. If within Portland city limits and your landlord is not exempt, you are entitled to receive up to $4500, depending upon the number of bedrooms your rental has, no later than 45 days before the termination date specified in the Notice.

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