Q: How long does it take a landlord to legally evict me in Oregon?
I have lived in my apartment for two months now and recently told the landlord about a massive amount of black mold we found in our bathroom that was not disclosed to us before we moved in. My wife got sick and one of the diagnosis was possible black mold in the house. I checked the house thoroughly and found black mold in the bathroom in the back of the toilet tank,and also found some mold that looked to be just painted over instead of being taken care of.
I brought this up to my landlord recently and now he is saying that he wants me out by the end of the week and he's going to go to the court and the sheriff tonight to have me removed by the end of the week. Is that possible?
A: No. A landlord can only get rid of you with advanced written notice. How much notice depends upon what grounds he has to terminate your tenancy. It is unlawful to terminate your tenancy out of retaliation for complaints and the Sheriff can only throw you out after a Judge orders it. If the landlord tries, consider reviewing everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney.
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