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SB 608 - Prohibits No-Cause evictions - Oregon Key Vote

Tina Kotek voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Prohibits No-Cause evictions

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (35-25) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits No-Cause evictions

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits no-cause evictions.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires that a landlord may only terminate a fixed term tenancy rental agreement for cause and with notice in writing 30 days prior to the specified ending date of the fixed term (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that if the fixed term ending date falls within the first year of occupancy, the landlord may terminate the pregnancy without cause by giving the tenant notice in writing either 30 days prior to the specified ending date, or 30 days prior to the date designated for notice of termination of the tenancy, whichever is later (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that if the specified ending date for the fixed term falls after the first year of occupancy then the fixed term tenancy automatically becomes a month-to-month tenancy upon expiration unless (Sec. 1):

    • The landlord and tenant agree to a new fixed term tenancy;

    • The tenant gives notice in writing not less than 30 days prior to the specified ending date for termination of the tenancy; or

    • The landlord has a qualifying reason for the termination and gives notice as specified.

  • Authorizes a landlord to terminate a month-to-month or fixed term tenancy if under the following conditions, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • The landlord intends to demolish the dwelling unit or undertake repairs and renovation;

    • The premise is unsafe and unfit for occupancy or will be unsafe and unfit for occupancy during repairs and renovation; or

    • The landlord has accepted an offer to purchase the dwelling unit by a person intending to occupy the dwelling as their primary residence;

  • Requires a landlord that terminates a tenancy under this act to specify and do the following prior to termination, including (Sec. 1):

    • The reason for termination with supporting facts;

    • State that the rental agreement will expire on a designated date not less than 90 days after delivery of the notice;

    • Pay the tenant an amount equal to one moths periodic rent upon notice of termination.

  • Specifies that a fixed term tenancy will not become a month-to-month tenancy upon expiration of the fixed term rental agreement if the landlord gives written notice to the tenant not less than 90 days prior to the designated date (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a landlord to terminate a rental agreement if the tenant has committed 3 or more documented violations within a 12 month period preceding the end of the fixed term (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that if a landlord terminates a tenancy in violation of this act then the landlord shall be liable to the tenant an amount equal to 3 months rent in addition to actual damages sustained by the tenant as a result of the tenancy termination (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (17-11) - (Key vote)
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Title: Prohibits No-Cause evictions

Vote Result
Yea Votes
Nay Votes
Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits no-cause evictions.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires that a landlord may only terminate a fixed term tenancy rental agreement for cause and with notice in writing 30 days prior to the specified ending date of the fixed term (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that if the fixed term ending date falls within the first year of occupancy, the landlord may terminate the pregnancy without cause by giving the tenant notice in writing either 30 days prior to the specified ending date, or 30 days prior to the date designated for notice of termination of the tenancy, whichever is later (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that if the specified ending date for the fixed term falls after the first year of occupancy then the fixed term tenancy automatically becomes a month-to-month tenancy upon expiration unless (Sec. 1):

    • The landlord and tenant agree to a new fixed term tenancy;

    • The tenant gives notice in writing not less than 30 days prior to the specified ending date for termination of the tenancy; or

    • The landlord has a qualifying reason for the termination and gives notice as specified.

  • Authorizes a landlord to terminate a month-to-month or fixed term tenancy if under the following conditions, including, but not limited to (Sec. 1):

    • The landlord intends to demolish the dwelling unit or undertake repairs and renovation;

    • The premise is unsafe and unfit for occupancy or will be unsafe and unfit for occupancy during repairs and renovation; or

    • The landlord has accepted an offer to purchase the dwelling unit by a person intending to occupy the dwelling as their primary residence;

  • Requires a landlord that terminates a tenancy under this act to specify and do the following prior to termination, including (Sec. 1):

    • The reason for termination with supporting facts;

    • State that the rental agreement will expire on a designated date not less than 90 days after delivery of the notice;

    • Pay the tenant an amount equal to one moths periodic rent upon notice of termination.

  • Specifies that a fixed term tenancy will not become a month-to-month tenancy upon expiration of the fixed term rental agreement if the landlord gives written notice to the tenant not less than 90 days prior to the designated date (Sec. 1).

  • Authorizes a landlord to terminate a rental agreement if the tenant has committed 3 or more documented violations within a 12 month period preceding the end of the fixed term (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that if a landlord terminates a tenancy in violation of this act then the landlord shall be liable to the tenant an amount equal to 3 months rent in addition to actual damages sustained by the tenant as a result of the tenancy termination (Sec. 1).

Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibits No-Cause evictions

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