Q: Forcing tenants out of their home (during moratorium) so house can be sold, but then not following through with sale.
Scenario: In Oregon, in 2020 during the moratorium. A landlord made their tenant move out of their home. Because the landlord planned on selling this rental to new occupants. After the tenant is forced out of the house, the landlord infact does not sell the house. But instead rents it out to other people. Who arent buying the house at all. This is all in Oregon during rent moratorium in 2020. QUESTION: Has the landlord stepped over legal boundaries by not following through with the sale that was used as legal grounds to evict the previous tenant?
A: It all depends upon the exact timing, nature of notice's provided, whether the tenant left voluntarily or was evicted by the court, etc. 2020 contained many alterations of normal landlord-tenant law due to Covid and many changes were temporary, changing one or more times during the calendar year. Hence what was legal during one part of 2020 may not have been legal during other parts of it. If you really want to know, review it all with a local landlord-tenant attorney.
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