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Landlord and Tenant Rights in Oregon

Landlord and Tenant Rights in Oregon

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Published by Richard Day
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you should be aware of how the law protects your often-precarious position. This book offers, in clear and understandable terms, an explanation of the Oregon Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, and will show you how to avoid and resolve disputes.
Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you should be aware of how the law protects your often-precarious position. This book offers, in clear and understandable terms, an explanation of the Oregon Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, and will show you how to avoid and resolve disputes.

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Published by: Richard Day on Jun 26, 2009
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Self-Counsel Press Inc.
(a subsidiary of)
International Self-Counsel Press Ltd.
USA
Canada
LANDLORD/TENANT RIGHTSIN OREGON
 Janay Ann Haas, Attorney
 
Introduction
xvii
1Oregon’s Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
11.The Origins of the Law 12.Who is Covered by the Act? 23.What Are the Landlord’s Obligations? 43.1Habitability 43.2Tenant’s privacy 63.3The duty of owners or managers 8to identify themselves3.4The duty of landlords to disclose 94.What Are the Tenant’s Obligations? 12
2Starting A Tenancy
151.What Tenants Should Know about Landlords 152.How Should a Landlord Screen Tenants? 162.1Applicant screening charges, tenant 18screening services, and credit reportingagencies2.2What about tenant “blacklistingservices? 19
CONTENTS
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3Entering Into A Rental Agreement
211.Finding a Home 211.1Tenants: What can you afford? 211.2How do you begin the search? 221.3Why avoid agencies? 232.Making a Deal 232.1Requirements of a rental agreement 232.2Types of rental agreements 242.3Informal dispute resolution 252.4Provisions a rental agreement cannot contain 252.5Tenant’s duties 262.6Promises concerning repairs and furnishings 262.7Limitations on rent hikes and eviction 273.Written versus Verbal Agreements 283.1Problems tenants can avoid with 28oral agreements3.2The advantages of written agreements 293.3Subletting and written agreements 294.Week-to-Week Rentals 305.Teenage Tenants 316.Communications between Landlords and Tenants 31
4Fees and Deposits
331.When Can a Landlord Charge Fees and Deposits? 331.1Is it a deposit or a fee? 341.2Deposits 341.3Application fees 361.4Late fees 361.5Dishonored check fees and miscellaneous 37fees and charges2.How Landlords Can Minimize Damage to 39Rental Units3.How Tenants Can Protect Their Security 40Deposits and Prevent Getting Sued for Damage3.1The move-in inspection 40
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Landlord/Tenant Rights in Oregon

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