Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Do I have a leg to stand on in court

My my landlord recently passed away and her son took over the apartment complex where I live they had put it on the market to sale told us everything would be fine then all of us get a termination of our lease reasons were because the apartments were unsafe or unlivable during renovation so we had 90 days 90 days to be moved out and in this 90 days I've been searching daily and there is nothing in my town to rent in my price range in the last month we get another letter saying that a real estate office has taken over and to make all payments to them and then they would be making us a new lease however since then the one of the tenants get to move in to the downstairs apartment which the only renovation they did was change the carpet and clean it and me and my the neighbor above me still have to move nope my apartment was renovated before I had even moved in me and my father live in the apartment and we are both disabled my father has serious heart problems and being homeless would not

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

A: They can only give you a 90 day notice if you are on a month to month tenancy, not if you are on a fixed term lease. If the landlord owns more than 4 rental units in Oregon, they should have paid you at least a month's rent as relocation assistance. If not, arguably the notice is invalid. If you live within the Portland city limits, you are likely owed more and it does not matter if the landlord owns more than 4 units. Another potential issue is whether the son has legal authority to control the apartment complex. If not, his Notice is invalid. Consider talking with a local landlord-tenant attorney.

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