Kent, WA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Live in shed, pay 500 monthly, behind on rent, no written lease or agreement. Can she kick me out and keep my things?

I have been trying to get moved but doing it by myself. I am a single 50 year old woman witha little car and a cat. Can she lock me out and keep my things? Her drug addicted kids have already stolen some of my things but i have no prrof. Now she wont let me get the rest of my stuff what can i do?

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

A: See a local landlord-tenant attorney immediately. No, a landlord cannot legally lock you out or keep your personal property without having already gone to court and having obtained a Judgment against you. You may be entitled to recover damages from her.

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