McMinnville, OR asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: I moved in on 10/01/21 got rental agreement on 12/12/23. How many months can they go back

I kept asking for the agreement Never got one until12/12/24.cityof mcminnville won't Put into name. Requested for over a name

How mony moths can they go back to colle beforect

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A: If you moved in on October 1, 2021, and did not receive a rental agreement until December 12, 2023, the landlord's ability to retroactively collect rent can depend on local and state laws. Generally, without a signed rental agreement, the landlord may still be entitled to collect rent for the time you occupied the property, but the terms and conditions might be less clear.

In Oregon, where McMinnville is located, landlords typically must provide written notice and adhere to rental laws, even without a formal agreement. If you have been paying rent, your payment history might serve as evidence of your rental terms. However, any back rent claims might be subject to a statute of limitations or specific local regulations.

To clarify how many months the landlord can go back to collect unpaid rent, consult with a local tenant rights organization or legal professional. They can provide guidance based on your specific situation and local laws. Additionally, contacting the City of McMinnville to understand why they won't transfer the account into your name might help resolve part of the issue and ensure that future transactions are properly documented.

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