Ive been told it was 14% and then went down to 10% about July of that year statewide.. however, the city of Portland had its own guidelines which made it 10%.. im within the city of Portland and mine was raised 14%..
Actually, Portland uses 10% not as a rent cap but rather if more than 10% rent increase, a tenant could refuse, move out and force the landlord to pay relocation assistance. It also required the landlord to include a variety of notices of tenants rights with the rent raising notice.
I have a one year fixed lease, and my unit is subsidized through the HCV (Sect 8) program. It is my first year lease. However, I held occupancy prior to this year - paying the owner an un-subsidized amount (Fair Market Rent) for a few months until my transfer and voucher could be approved. The... View More
This is the first year of the lease, which expires 3/31/24. Can we terminate the lease without cause, and if not, what are the reasons we can terminate a lease during the first year of tenancy without having to pay relocation fees? Thank you!
You need to start with what the written lease says about termination and/or renewal of the tenancy. Some leases automatically renew unless one of the parties provides notice of their intent to not renew - usually with a minimum advanced time period for such notice (30 days, 60 days, etc.). Under...View More
You need to review everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney. He may or may not have the right to charge you for utilities (separately metered?) and cannot just start charging you for other, non-agreed to charges.
You most likely cannot rent out any part of your leased rental dwelling without the landlord's express permission - almost every residential lease contains a no subletting clause. If you are in danger of being evicted, for any reason, you wouldn't want to rent or sub-let anything at the...View More
Not only can you go on your own, you should to see what, if anything, you can work out with the landlord. Plus, if you don't go, a default Judgment is likely to be entered against you and you will have an eviction on your rental record, making it difficult to rent elsewhere in the future as...View More
My tenant has been living in the unit for over 3 years. First-year lease, then month-to-month. Having issued more than three violation notices within the last six months, am I legally allowed to terminate the lease with a 90-day notice?
Are these repeat violations or 3 separate? Your eviction rights likely depend upon what the violations are and how you previously responded - did you issue 30 day for cause termination notices? If so, you might be able to get rid of them with a 10 day, non-curable notice. You may want to consider...View More
It was stated on the lease Landlord has the right to do house cleaning and shampoo the carpet at the tenant's cost when the tenant moves. The tenant provided an invoice for house cleaning services upon key release. However, upon inspection, the landlord discovered that only the carpet had been... View More
It depends upon what your lease says. A landlord can only charge for carpet cleaning beyond just vacuuming IF their written lease tells the tenant that they will be charged for carpet cleaning after they vacate, regardless of whether they have it cleared themselves AND they had it shampooed before...View More
They are charging me 1.5x of the rent as termination fee ON TOP OF my current rent, which is total of 2.5x of my monthly rent for just one month. They are keep telling me that the rent is not included in the termination fee, but as my knowledge and experience, they shouldn't be charging me the... View More
Sorry but unless you have the most unusual written lease that I've ever seen, your landlord is correct. You didn't need to provide the 30 days notice (though it is undoubtedly appreciated) but the standard lease break penalty is 1 1\2 months rent. You owe rent for every day you are in...View More
In Oregon, if you're looking to return a rental property to the landlord due to your husband's passing and unauthorized occupants staying there, the process depends on the terms of your lease and state laws. Generally, you can't simply hand over the property to the landlord without...View More
In your situation, wanting to return the property to avoid an eviction is understandable, but it's important to handle this correctly under Oregon law and your lease agreement. Simply returning the keys does not automatically terminate your lease or responsibilities.
This was 4 years ago and they are hostile and disrespectful. My former relationship was abusive and his mom is also abusive so I was always too afraid to speak up or confront them to leave sooner. They do not have a written or verbal contract to sublease nor do they pay rent but the mom claims she... View More
This is not a do-it-yourself project. Nor do you have to wait filing suit until the restraining order is dismissed. Much depends upon the exact facts but eviction and landlord-tenant matters only apply when there is a landlord-tenant relationship and if she does not pay rent, there may not be one...View More
More information is needed. Was July rent ever paid? Was November rent ever paid? If all past due rent was paid within the 10 days specified in the notice, it likely is a defense to any eviction. You say the eviction process continues but they should not have even filed in court to evict until...View More
Mail from my apartment was all being returned to the post office because they were under the impression that the apartment was already vacant. Had a check through a county housing agency to pay the rent and landlord refused to take. Was given faulty information in filing motion to stay by the court... View More
In Oregon, proper service of eviction notice is a critical part of the eviction process. If you were not formally served with eviction papers, this could be a significant defense in your case. Oregon law requires landlords to serve tenants with a proper eviction notice before proceeding with an...View More
My landlord wanted to serve me a termination notice. She said she was instructed by her attorney to deliver it to me personally but she has been extremely retaliatory and abusive so I didn't want personal contact with her. She said she would leave it in the laundry room that her tenants share... View More
Assuming you are talking about a rental in Oregon, yes, technically only three methods of service are valid - personal, by mail, and/or posted on the door and mailed if a written lease provides for it. Leaving it in the laundry room does not comply. A creative attorney for her might be able to...View More
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