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Please note: These resources are primarily aimed at low-income tenants. If you are a landlord seeking information, please also see the Oregon State Bar Landlord and Tenant Resources page.

30 Resource(s) Found

Inventory and Condition Report

Use this report to record the contents and condition of your place when you move in and before moving out.

Rental Agreements

What you should know about rental agreements, including leases, before you rent a place. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

About Just Cause Eviction and Rent Increase Protections

The Oregon Legislature passed new laws to protect more renters on February 28, 2019. Read more about it here.

Application Fees and Deposits

Information on application fees and security deposits. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Rent and Late Fees

Information about rental payments and fees for late rent. (An excerpt from the 2016 community education booklet: Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon)

Sample Letters to the Landlord

Samples of letters you can send to your landlord, including: getting repairs done, moving out, and requesting a return of your deposit. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Tenants' Rights and Bed Bugs

How to know if you have bed bugs in your rental space and what to do about it.

Eviction

Information about what the landlord can and cannot do to evict a tenant. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Eviction - Going to Court

Information about what happens when your landlord takes you to court to evict you. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Eviction Notices

How a landlord must give a termination (eviction) notice to a tenant and what kinds of notices may be given. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

How to Use a Form Answer in an Eviction

Examples of possible defenses to use on a form Answer in an eviction. A sample form Answer is included as a PDF attachment. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Getting Your Things Back After You Move

Information about what happens if you leave things behind after you move. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Sample Letters to the Landlord

Samples of letters you can send to your landlord, including: getting repairs done, moving out, and requesting a return of your deposit. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

When the Tenant Moves Out

Information about giving notice and payment of rent when you move out. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

FAQ for Tenants After the Oregon Wildfires

Frequently Asked Questions for Tenants After the Oregon Wildfires.

Housing Rights For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Survivors

Information regarding housing rights for domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking survivors.

Information for Renters Affected by Oregon Wildfires

If you rented an apartment, a house, or space for a manufactured home and your housing was affected by the wildfire, this information is for you. More information about how to get help is available at wildfire.oregon.gov.

Know Your Rights: Domestic Violence and Assisted Housing

Are you a victim of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking? Do you live in public housing, Section 8 housing, or supportive housing for the elderly or disabled? A law called VAWA, the Violence Against Women Act, may help you.

Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment and Housing

Have you experienced unwanted touching, unwanted sexual advances, sexual jokes, comments, or gestures in your rental housing? Fair housing laws may help you.

Oregon Tenant Rights during COVID-19

Free legal information about your rights as a tenant in Oregon during COVID-19.

Tenant Protections in Oregon During COVID-19

Information about tenant protections in Oregon During COVID-19.

Filing a Challenge to Garnishment and Exempt Wages, Money, & Property

Instructions on how to use a Challenge to Garnishment and a list of wages, funds, and property that are exempt from collection in Oregon, as of March 2016.

Information for Manufactured Housing Residents and Home Park Owners Affected by Oregon Wildfires

If you are a manufactured homeowner, either on land you own, or in a park, or you rented a manufactured home in a park and your housing was affected by the wildfire, this information is for you. This document also includes information for manufactured home park owners.

Expungement of Eviction Records

Beginning May 19th, 2021, the State of Oregon has expanded eligibility to expunge records of some past evictions. Expungement means that the eviction record is erased. The court treats the eviction as if it never happened. When a prospective landlord searches the tenant’s eviction history, the expunged eviction should not show up. When a prospective landlord asks if an applicant has ever been evicted, the applicant can answer “no” if the eviction has been expunged.

Discrimination Against Tenants

The law protects tenants from some types of discrimination. Find out more here. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Hostile Living Environment

If a neighbor, on-site manager, maintenance worker or someone else on the property has used a racial slur against you, made you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome because of your gender, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability, you can consult this packet for how to respond to discrimination.

New Tenant Screening and Criminal Background Protections for Tenants

A new state law regarding tenant application screenings and protections against discrimination on the basis of certain criminal history is in effect as of January 1st, 2022. Read the PDF for more information.

Oregon Residential Landlord and Tenant Act

Some basic questions and answers about Oregon's law affecting tenants and landlords. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

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