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Q: the property owners property manager did a self eviction on our head shop

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Q: How do I sue my ex landlord for evicting me illegally or wrongfully and negligence causing illness

I went through eviction court & I got a payment plan, the landlord didn’t follow the laws about so many things after court, like serving me a 3 day pay or default or following the payment laws and dates as well. She used a 3 day she never served me and lied and said she did.

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Q: My garage door stopped working. It needs replaced and my landlord is charging me.

My garage door got a broken spring. The company that my landlord sent out to repair it and left everything disconnected including the second spring which we were using to get in and out. We were still able to use it before they worked on it. They did not tell us this and left. We then went to open... View More

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Q: How long does it realistically take to evict a tenant in the city of Portland for non-payment of rent?

Also how much rental assistance can a low income tenant qualify for in order to get caught up on their rent? I understand that I am required to accept rental assistance. Thank you

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Q: Our lease is ending but my roommate wants to stay and I don’t

My roommate wants to stay in our rental but I want to leave at the end of our lease on September 30th. We paid last months rent upon move in and I’m wondering if I have to pay rent for September since my lease is technically ending and he is staying

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Q: Disposable of abandoned items on my property. Oregon.

I made an agreement to store a person's stuff on my property in Oregon in exchange for them coming to assist me with yardwork/maintenance on the property when they lost their storage unit. It has been over a year now and they have not once showed up to help out on the property. I gave them a... View More

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Q: Is my landlord or property management required to tell me if there is an existing cockroach infestation before I move in

I moved in at the very end of May or the beginning of June, about 5 days in I noticed little beetle looking things running around in my yard at night then a little later found one in my house didn't think much of it at the time because I don't see cockroaches alot so I didn't... View More

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Q: My landlord told me tonight that I am evicted because I had somebody over here to help me do yard work

I have no lease and I've been here a year in August and my rent is paid through July and when he comes here he never gives me no notice and then he stays here in the home but I told him that he can no longer do that I need a 24-hour notice before he shows up and he can't stay here anymore... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 24, 2024

You don't post anywhere near enough information to be able to meaningfully advise you. What type of tenancy - month to month or fixed term? How long have you been renting there? Regardless, he can't even start to evict you without serving you with written notice terminating your tenancy.

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Q: May a landlord use word of mouth to coerce tenants into moving out?

Is it alright for a landlord to declare to tenants an intent to place their home up for sale at an unknown year in the future, so they will begin moving out as soon as possible?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 12, 2024

Of course a landlord may share their anticipated plans with a tenant. It can help everyone plan. The landlord must still issue the correct written notice etc when the time comes.

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Q: In Oregon state, if breaking a lease (90+ days before move-in), what is the landlord's obligation to find a new tenant?

Rental is an apartment building, whose manager claims there is a waitlist to get in. However, they will not advertise nor communicate lease takeover availability to the waitlist, because they are charging higher rent than what's in the lease. Lease was signed 10 months before move-in date.... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 11, 2024

Much depends upon what the lease says. IF it contains an early termination penalty clause, the landlord is free to assess up to a 1 1/2 mo rent penalty for early termination, according to the written lease provisions. If there is no such pre-payment penalty, the existing tenant can be on the hook... View More

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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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answered on Jun 15, 2024

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... View More

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Q: Can my lanord start eviction process on the weekend- multnomah county oregon

I live in portland, oregon and am on section 8. On the 5th of this month, my landlord informed me section 8 did not pay my rent this month and when she called they told her my recertification was 6 mnths late. She then told me I was responsible for the entire rent amount or she would start... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on Jun 9, 2024

No worries. Eviction suits can only be filed Mon-Fri. Plus they can't file without first having given you a 10 day (no longer just 72 hr) written notice, containing all the required information and having it lawfully served. Even then, once an eviction suit is filed, your first court... View More

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Q: Is it legal to terminate due to unpaid utilities if utilities is not in name that is on apartment.
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answered on Jun 10, 2024

Terminating a tenancy due to unpaid utilities when the utilities are not in the tenant's name can be complex and often depends on the lease agreement and local laws. If the lease explicitly states that the tenant is responsible for paying utilities, then failing to pay them could be considered... View More

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Q: My 1-year lease expires on 7/31. Have not received notice or renewal offer yet. Can they raise rent on new lease offer?

City: Gresham, OR (Multnomah County), have been in unit for more than 5 years already, no violations or late payments, - If they don't send renewal by 6/1, what should I do?

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on May 21, 2024

You need to carefully read your lease regarding renewal and termination. Some leases terminate automatically unless the parties have agreed to renew it. Most automatically roll into becoming a month to month if there's no agreed renewal of the fixed term lease. Still others require at least X... View More

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Q: Can a landlord deny heat, not give copy of lease agreement ,favor other tenants, not reply to emails, 90.392(3) ?

These people are boldly lawless. They have lied to us many times, allowed their friend/tenant to stalk my daughter, never clean up his messes, said his stalking wasn’t illegal & his messes aren’t lease violations. The situation escalated & we argued with Ben, he told my daughter he... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on May 19, 2024

If you are out tomorrow, the on-going problems sound to be resolved. You may or may not have claims against them so once you are out and resettled, consider reviewing everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney. You have up to a year after an event occurs to bring suit before the statute of... View More

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Q: was offered sum of money to help relocate within 30 days. If the bank defaults on that agreement, do i have rights?

they said it would be paid to me 15 days prior to the 30 day date. That would give us 2 weeks put that money down as a deposit and move out of a house we have been living in for 7 years. (That is a lot of stuff!) But it is now 2 days past that promised date...Should we be granted an extension of... View More

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answered on May 27, 2024

If the bank has defaulted on their agreement to provide relocation funds, you do have rights. It's important to review any written agreement or correspondence you have with the bank regarding this promise. Documentation will be essential if you need to take legal action or negotiate an... View More

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Q: Landlord's lawyer constantly demanding records, landlord hasn't instructed me to talk to lawyer no lease.

We moved in with the understanding "Rick" is our landlord. After living here a year, Rick's brother "Jim" and Jim's wife "Stacy" started playing the role of landlords too. Then Jim and Stacy's lawyer also begins emailing me constantly demanding our out... View More

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
answered on May 5, 2024

You ignore an attorney at your own peril and they could be risking the loss of their law license if they told you that they represent someone when they don't. Without a written lease, you have to be on a month to month tenancy. So if you have been there less than a year, and are not within... View More

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