Bend, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: I rent out a room in my house in central OR. Are there covid restrictions to evicting a tenant that is not working out?

I am in Deschutes Co. There are personality and lifestyle issues that make it uncomfortable in my home (nothing illegal though).

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

A: Yes, there are special legislative restrictions on terminating tenancies at least until July 1st. Even thereafter, you can only terminate a tenancy either for cause or without cause - and if without cause, it must still be for a permitted reason. The financial penalties to a landlord who makes ANY error in notice, reasons, or procedure for terminating a tenancy are substantial. Consider reviewing everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney to protect yourself as well as to maximize the likelihood that you will get things correct on the first try.

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