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Phil Querin Q&A

  Question: We are trying to send an eviction notice to a tenant who will not keep their pet inside; it is consistently defecating in a neighbor’s yard. I am confused about which MHCO form to use. I don’t wish to levy a fine[1] as they have…
  Question: We have a tenant who physically assaulted one of our Managers, creating an unsafe condition for numerous tenants. Police were called. Tenant was arrested and transported to a hospital for observation. Since her arrest she remains in a…

Mark Busch Q&A

Question:  We have a couple living in a nice RV in our park on a month-to-month rental agreement.  They have been here for about two years, are retired, and have never had trouble paying the rent.  To make a long story short, we…
Question: Do the state and federal eviction moratoriums apply to RV tenants?  What about short-term guests who are not technically “tenants?”  

Property Management

Question:  Your community allows residents to reserve the common room for parties and other social activities, including Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations. A resident asks if he can reserve the room to host a pagan celebration to mark the winter…
Editor's Note:  In 2019 the Oregon Legislature made changes to mediation for Oregon Community owners and residents.  At the time time we published 17 Q&As for MHCO members by Bill Miner, Davis Wright Tremaine.  Here is a re-visit of an…

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Baker Mortgage Co., LLC

Victor M. Baker

Baker Mortgage Co., LLC
PO Box 12964
Salem, OR 97309-0964
Phone: 503-390-4914
Fax: 503-390-8386
Computer Fax: 503-218-7012
Cell: 503-580-8020

Community Updates

October 2, 2021
With autumn comes changes to the rent increase formula as dictated by Oregon's state wide rent control statute.  On October 1, 2021, MHCO revised Form 49 (Rent Increase Notice) in order to be in…
August 31, 2021
  Phillip C. Querin, MHCO Legal Counsel   Introduction. On August 26, 2021 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s[1] current eviction moratorium, ruling that the…
July 15, 2021
Attached (above) is a Flow Chart for Non Payment After July 1, 2021
July 13, 2021
Effective July 1, 2021 the process for evicting residents who have not paid rent since July 1, 2021 forward will require a new process and forms.  The necessary forms for the new non payment of…
June 30, 2021
  [Update: The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has passed Ordinance 1296, which changed the 60-day window to 90-days for the Pause on Notices and Evictions, as described below. This…

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