San Jose, CA asked in Animal / Dog Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Im a landlord and my tenant has gotten an animal neglect charge from the city, is it on me at that point to evict her?

If I don’t evict will I be at risk of getting in trouble with the state for the animals neglected in my home?

1 Lawyer Answer
Jina Ly Clark
Jina Ly Clark
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Any attorney would need to know more to fully answer your question. For instance, does the tenant claim the animals a service animals? Can the tenants be given a no-cause eviction under the new laws limiting no-cause evictions? Do the tenants have any potential counterclaims? Can you prove a for-cause reason under ORS 90? I could probably come up with at least 10 more questions. You need a full analysis with an understanding of the full circumstances and then there needs to be a strategy once the applicable laws are analyzed in relation to your situation. Thus, in my legal opinion it would be malpractice to answer your question without more context.

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