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Top Landlord / Tenant Questions

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Top Landlord / Tenant Questions

Landlord / tenant issues are some of the most common problems for any property owner, in this post we will cover the top questions regarding landlord / tenant issues so you can be more knowledgeable when renting your property.

Tenant — How Long Must I Wait Until My Security Deposit Is Returned To Me?

Three weeks (21 days) after a tenant has vacated the unit, the owner must either: 1) return the security deposit to the tenant, 2) furnish a copy of an itemized statement indicating the amount of any part of the security deposit used (e.g. for unpaid rent, repairs, etc.), or 3) a combination of #1 and #2.

Landlord — How Often Can I Increase The Rent?

If you have a tenant under lease for more than 30 days (e.g. 1-year lease), you cannot increase their rent during the term of the lease, unless the lease allows rent increases. If you have a periodic rental agreement (month-to-month), your landlord can increase your rent, but must give you proper advance notice in writing.

Tenant — How Much Advance Notice Should A Landlord Give A Tenant If They Want Them To Move?

Landlords are required to provide a 60-day advance notice to a resident if the landlord elects to terminate a tenancy. If the tenant has resided in the unit less than 1 year, the landlord is only required to give a 30-day notice.

Landlord — When Can I Enter My Occupied Rental Unit?

In Oregon you have five reasons for entering a rental unit including:

  1. In an emergency.
  2. When the tenant has moved out or has abandoned the rental unit.
  3. To make necessary or agreed-upon repairs, decorations, alterations, or other improvements.
  4. To show the rental unit to prospective tenants, buyers, or lenders, or to provide entry to contractors or workers who are to perform work on the unit.
  5. If a court order permits the landlord to enter.

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To get started with hiring a Portland Oregon Property Management company contact North Star Property Management today by calling us at (503) 636-2232 or click here to connect with us online.

Our property managers are all State Licensed and accredited; this means that they have the industry knowledge and expertise to offer you the best service possible especially in today's ever changing Portland Oregon rental market.


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