Q: Portland. Sublet to roommate, multiple lease violations. Gave 30 day notice to vacate, allowed? Will court even process?
Thank you for your help. No cause 30-day notice seems to be unenforceable until after 06/30/21 based on HB 4401. Roommate smoking which is causing health issues for other roommate in same house. Should I give for cause instead? Is 30 days allowed when in the same dwelling unit? I'm subletting to them so technically their landlord.
A: First, be careful as subletting violates most lease agreements, at least without your landlord's express permission. Most no cause terminations are prohibited during Covid. Most for cause terminations are allowed (except for failure to pay rent) during Covid. The question is whether you have provable grounds to issue a permitted for cause termination notice. If so, go for it.
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