Landlord-Tenant

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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.

33 Resource(s) Found

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.)

Can Small Claims Court Help Tenants?

Information about how renters can use small claims court when there are problems with the landlord. (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)

Utility Fees

Information about utility fees or services charges for utilities in your rented home. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Getting the Landlord to Make Repairs

How to get your landlord to make needed repairs. (An excerpt from the 2016 community education booklet Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon.)

Repair Guide for Tenants

Did something break in your apartment or rental house? Has an appliance not been working properly since you moved in? Are there issues with the plumbing? Have you noticed bugs, mice, or rats? You have the legal right to safe, decent housing.

Retaliation by a Landlord

Information about retaliation when a tenant complains about the need for repairs or asserts other rights. (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.)

Entering Your Rented Space

Information about when a landlord can and cannot enter your rental unit. (An excerpt from the Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon booklet 2016.)

Retaliation by a Landlord

Information about retaliation when a tenant complains about the need for repairs or asserts other rights. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Can Small Claims Court Help Tenants?

Information about how renters can use small claims court when there are problems with the landlord. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

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.)

What can happen when you don't pay your rent - video resource

Video explaining what can happen when you don't pay your rent and the requirements of a nonpayment of rent termination notice.

Can Small Claims Court Help Tenants?

Information about how renters can use small claims court when there are problems with the landlord. (An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.)

Getting Your Security Deposit Back After You Leave

Find out how to get your refundable security deposit returned to you after you move. (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.)

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

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

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.

Oregon Disaster Legal Services

Resources, information and legal help for Oregon disaster survivors.

How to Serve (Deliver) Legal Papers in Oregon

The person who files a legal matter must make sure that notice of the case is “served” (or delivered to) the other side. This booklet tells you how, where, and when to do it, who can do it, and why.

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.)

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.)

Tenant's Rights in Mobile Home, Manufactured Housing, or Houseboat Rentals

An excerpt from the 2016 Landlord-Tenant Law in Oregon community education booklet.

Moving?

If you move to a new address you can assure that your mail is sent to you at your new home by filling out a simple change of address form (Form 3575) from the postal service. Read more here.

What does expunging my criminal record in Oregon mean, and what do I do next?

Now that your Order to Set Aside ("Expungement Order") has been granted by a judge, what do you do next? The attached PDF will explain what it means to have an Expungement Order and gives you a form to help you update your information in the criminal record clearinghouse database.

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