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HB 2004 - Prohibits Landlords from Evicting a Tenant without Cause - Oregon Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits Landlords from Evicting a Tenant without Cause

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (31-27) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits Landlords from Evicting a Tenant without Cause

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits landlords from terminating month-to-month tenancy without cause.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a landlord to terminate week-to-week tenancy by written notice given to the tenant at least 10 days before the date specified in the notice (Sec. 1).
  • Authorizes tenants to terminate their tenancy by giving the landlord written notice 30 days prior to the date designated in the notice (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes the landlord to terminate tenancy of an individual at any time during the first 6 months of an individual’s tenancy by giving notice in writing no less than 30 days prior to the date designated in the notice (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that landlords may avoid to make a tenant an offer to renew a fixed-term tenancy by giving the tenant written notice at least 90 days prior to the tenancy’s ending date if (Sec. 1).:

    • Renovations will be started that would make the dwelling unit unsafe;

    • The landlord intends to convert the unit to a use other than residential use during a reasonable amount of time;

    • The tenant’s dwelling unit has been purchased by another individual or;

    • The landlord intends to demolish the unit within a reasonable timeframe.

  • Requires a landlord terminating a tenancy under aforementioned conditions to give notice to the state and pay the tenant an amount equal to one month’s rent at the time of tenancy termination (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the penalties for an illegal termination include payment to the tenant worth 3 month’s rent in addition to damages suffered by the tenant as a result of tenancy termination (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes governing bodies of cities to implement rent-stabilization programs (Sec. 2).

  • Authorizes a process for landlords to petition for higher rent when necessary (Sec. 2).

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Prohibits Landlords from Evicting a Tenant without Cause

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