Phil Querin Q&A

    The Basics. Except where the physical condition of the home is at issue, a landlord may terminate the space rental agreement by giving the tenant not less than 30 days’ notice in writing if the tenant: Materially violates a law related to the tenant’s conduct as a tenant; Materially violates a rental agreement[1] provision related to the tenant’s…
  Question:   Oregon passed a law last year that prohibits housing providers from implementing community rules prohibiting residents from having daycare facilities in their homes.  Among other things, the law states that housing providers can require residents with these facilities in their homes to provide proof of insurance.  However, I’m unclear as to…

Mark Busch Q&A

This article is informational only and is not intended as legal advice.  Always consult with a competent attorney before undertaking any legal action. On January 1, 2024, Oregon House Bill 2634 went into effect.  HB 2634 contained some important changes to the laws governing RV parks and RV tenants.   First, HB 2634 cleared up an ambiguity regarding…
  This article is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice for any specific issue that might arise, since every situation is different. Always consult a knowledgeable landlord attorney with your specific legal issues.    A very recent court case highlights the ongoing importance of always conducting background checks on potential tenants.  …

Property Management

  Legal Risk: People who are in this country illegally can’t sue for discrimination under the FHA if that’s the sole reason they experience discrimination. Explanation: In January 2003, HUD issued a memo clarifying that the FHA “does not prohibit discrimination based solely on a person’s citizenship status”; nor, the memo adds, does the law bar…
  Over the next couple months, MHCO will focus on the most significant new FHA “protected classes.”  Analysis will explain the legal basis for extending FHA protection to the group and list the practical measures landlords can take to manage liability risks when dealing with members of each group. We’ll conclude the analysis of each new emerging protected…