Phil Querin Q&A

Question:  A former tenant who signed over his mobile but left the Park with almost $8,000 in back rent, unpaid property taxes and attorney fees is now applying to be a Temporary Occupant in a neighbor’s home.  Is there any way I can prevent him from living in the Park? If I deny him temporary occupancy, I’m afraid he will say he will be serving as a care…
    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…

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

  Always Assume The Matter Will Go To Court   While most legal notices will have their desired effect – e.g. the tenant will pay the rent, or maintain the space, or do what is necessary to comply – there are a small number of tenants who will fight. Of those who fight, some will secure an attorney. Most attorneys know that the easiest way to win is to…
  A fair housing myth: You have to treat everyone the same to comply with fair housing law. It’s a common belief, but it’s not as simple as that. The law requires that you give everyone an equal opportunity to live at your community—not that you treat everyone the same. It’s often true that treating everyone the same helps to counter any perception of…