Community Updates

January 16, 2020
Editor's Note:  The following article was provided by Northwest ark Brokerage. For more information on manufactured home communities for sale or an assessment of your community call Bill Jackson of Northwest Park Brokerage at (206) 652-4100 or email Bill at: billj@nwparks.com.…
January 14, 2020
By The Editorial Board (Wall Street Journal)  Jan. 5, 2020 5:35 pm ET Politicians bemoan the lack of affordable housing, but their policies often create the problem. Look no further than Oregon, where restrictive zoning and mandates have yielded the lowest rate of residential construction in…
January 6, 2020
  Introduction.  As most MHCO members may remember, ORS 90.630 had a “one-size-fits-all” approach to tenant violations. There was a 30-day cure period for all violations of the law, rules or rental/lease agreement, and if not cured by the 30thday following delivery of the notice, the…
January 2, 2020
Senate Bill 586 becomes law on January 1, 2020. It amends several landlord-tenant laws, but for purpose of this article, we will focus on the new mediation laws it enacted.   Participation. If any landlord or tenant initiate a request for mediation, participation is mandatory. …
December 12, 2019
  By: Brad Kraus, Attorney at Law, Warren Allen LLP 850 NE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97230 Phone: (503) 255-8795     Fax: (503) 255-8836 E-mail: kraus@warrenallen.com   The 2019 legislative session brought several tough changes for Landlords.…
November 25, 2019
1.         Why is Miner writing an article on taxes?   Good question, because I am not a tax lawyer and (as with all of our articles) this is not legal advice. MHCO has been receiving questions from owners about the new corporate activity tax. The…
November 20, 2019
The Justice Department recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the owners and managers of residential rental housing in Honolulu, Hawaii, refused to rent to families with children, in violation of federal fair housing law. The lawsuit alleges that the three properties are operated as student housing…
November 18, 2019
  Dalila Molina set her sights on living near Northwest Portland’s high-end Pearl District. The 25-year-old human resources specialist knew she’d have to pay higher rent than in other corners of the city or the suburbs, but she could walk to work and avoid commuting time and costs. In…
November 6, 2019
The owners and managers of a single-family rental home in Idaho recently agreed to pay $15,000 to settle allegations that they violated fair housing law by refusing to rent the large home to a married couple because they have more than four children. The federal Fair Housing Act makes it…
October 17, 2019
  Over the past two years the Oregon Manufactured Housing Landlord Tenant Coalition reviewed sub metering statutes.  Last year a landlord-tenant work group drafted a number of significant changes to existing statute.  Those changes were adopted into the Landlord Tenant…

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