Eugene, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Can a landlord ask for a second deposit due to how recent I've been employed if they don't disclose that requirement?

Before applying, I read their qualifications required to be accepted. It mentions rental history and making 2.5x rent, both of which I qualify for. However, they are requesting a second deposit or cosigner due to being at my current job for 4 months. Can they do that?

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

A: IF you meet all the posted requirements, the landlord cannot turn you down now for not meeting his changed requirements. He can, however, after the first year, increase the security deposit amount if he wishes. If he does, he have to give you 3 months to pay the increased amount.

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