Central Point, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: What are our rights here? 90 notice.

Our landlord originally said that he wanted to sell the property and when we refused to have any people come in for showings due to having small children and covid-19 he decided to contact his attorney, which sent us a 90-day notice and a check for 1650.(equal to one month's rent) saying that he wanted to remodel the house and we needed to move out. We have all the texts between us and him. Also in the memo of the check he noted "kate brown communists" . Is any of this legal? Can he do this? We owe this months rent all other months have been paid....if that makes a difference.

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

A: Substantial repairs requiring a tenant to vacate is a permitted reason for a landlord to issue a 90 day no cause termination of tenancy notice. Assuming the Notice contained the required information and was lawfully served, it likely is valid and likely enforceable. IF you move out and the repairs are NOT conducted within a reasonable period of time, then you likely have a good lawsuit against the landlord.

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