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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.

  • 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. Read More

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    Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • Application Fees and Deposits

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

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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. Read More

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    Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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. Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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  • Housing Rights For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Survivors

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

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    Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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    Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt
  • 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.) Read More

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    Legal Aid Services of Oregon
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