Oregon

MHCO Legislative Alert: Oregon Senate Committee Drops Rent Control in Amendment to HB2004A

This afternoon the Senate Committee on Human Services amended HB2004A with a dash 9 amendment that DOES NOT include rent stabilization, rent control or the elimination of the preemption of local rent control. The dash 9 amendment is attached below and replaces all of the language from the original HB 2004 that was introduced in January 2017. The bill moved this afternoon out of the Senate committee on a party line vote. Some Portland Democratic Senators have expressed their disappointment that the bill contains no rent control. That may ultimately doom the bill but not likely.

Phil Querin Q&A - Insurance Company Threatens to Cancel Coverage Over Resident Owned Trampoline

Question. Recently the insurance company for our manufactured home community inspected the community.  Afterwards I received a notice in the mail from the insurer that they would terminate the insurance on the park unless a trampoline owned by one of the home owners was removed.  The trampoline is located within the resident’s fenced-in space.  The park rules do not mention trampolines or playground items like swings.  Since there are no rules addressing this how do I go forward trying to remove the trampoline if the home owner is not cooperative?

 

 

Oregon Legislative Update - The Home Stretch - SB 277A and HB 2008A Head to Governor - Latest on Rent Control!

 We are in the home stretch of the 2017 Oregon Legislative Session. The target adjournment date is June 23rd, the constitutional deadline for adjournment is July 10th. The actual date will fall somewhere between the two - most likely in late June. Significant budget, tax, transportation issues still need to be haggled over as the legislative session draws to a close.

Nearly all legislative proposals MHCO has been tracking (mostly opposed) have died in committee.

Phil Querin Q&A - Sex Offender Leaves and Then Returns

Question -   A tenant’s son has a conviction for sex abuse and is still on parole. He was living with his father in the community until neighbors found out about his conviction and began complaining about his presence because this is a family park with many children.  We informed the son’s father that he would have to leave due to his conviction.  He did leave but now he is doing odd jobs here in the park. He also comes into the park to visit his family.  We are getting resident complaints because people are still concerned for their children. Is there anything I can do as a manager to keep this man out of our community?

 

 

Phil Querin Q&A - Sex Offender Leaves and Then Returns

Question -   A tenant’s son has a conviction for sex abuse and is still on parole. He was living with his father in the community until neighbors found out about his conviction and began complaining about his presence because this is a family park with many children.  We informed the son’s father that he would have to leave due to his conviction.  He did leave but now he is doing odd jobs here in the park. He also comes into the park to visit his family.  We are getting resident complaints because people are still concerned for their children. Is there anything I can do as a manager to keep this man out of our community?

 

 

Phil Querin Q&A - Deterioration/Repair Notices and Makeshift Structures

Question: My question is about which notice for my situation, a 30-day for cause or a deterioration & repair notices.  A long term resident has constructed a few different makeshift structures including a shed carport/garage and an add-on room attached to his home.  All of these have been in place more than 12 months but past park ownership didn't mind.  All of the structures were built without permission, contrary to his rental agreement, and without building permits from the city (also contrary to his rental agreement) and none of the structures conform to local building code that requires permits.    We are not requesting that the resident re-build the structures during a specific time frame - we want the structures removed.  Because these structures have been in place for more than 12 months do we need to give him a deterioration notice allowing up to a 6 months extension for them to be removed or can/should we give him a 30-day for cause notice?