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CURRENT LAW After 1 year of month-to-month tenancy or a fixed term lease that after 1 year turns to a month-to-month, landlord must give 60 days notice of lease termination, no need to be “for cause.”

SB 608 CHANGES May only terminate tenants for cause or for a qualifying reason (explained below) and must give 90-days notice. Qualifying reasons are:  

WHEN DOES IT TAKE EFFECT Applies to month-to-month terminations 30 days after governor signs bill and fixed term tenancies entered into or renewed on or after governor signs bill.

Intent to demolish or convert unit to something other than residential use; Intent to undertake repairs within reasonable time and property is either already unsafe/unfit to occupy, or will be rendered as such during repairs; Landlord or member of their immediate family plans to occupy unit and landlord doesn’t have a comparable unit to provide in same building; or Landlord accepted offer to purchase unit from someone who intends to occupy and has provided tenant 120days notice of the sale after accepting the offer.

Landlord that terminates for a qualifying reason must include in 90 days notice reason for termination and supporting facts and must pay tenant equivalent of 1 month’s rent. 1 month rent requirement doesn’t 1 Any information found in this is strictly informational and not to be construed as legal opinion or advice by Ball Janik LLP or its attorneys on specific facts or circumstances nor a solicitation of legal business. You are encouraged to contact an experienced lawyer for legal advice specific to your situation or circumstance or to answer your legal questions.


apply to landlords with an ownership interest in 4 or less units. EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE: Tenant occupies unit located in same building or property as landlord’s primary residence AND building/property contains no more than 2 units. Under that circumstance, landlord may terminate at any time after 1st year of occupancy: 

Month-to-month Leases: for cause and with required notice, or without cause by giving tenant notice in writing within 60 days of date designated in notice of termination, or without cause with 30 days notice if: (a) unit purchased separately from other dwelling unit, (b) landlord has accepted offer to purchase unit from someone else who intends to occupy unit; and (c) landlord provides notice and evidence of accepting offer to purchase not more than 120 days after such acceptance. Fixed Term Leases: during the term only for cause and with required notice, or any time during the fixed term without cause by giving tenant notice 30 days prior to end of fixed

2 Any information found in this is strictly informational and not to be construed as legal opinion or advice by Ball Janik LLP or its attorneys on specific facts or circumstances nor a solicitation of legal business. You are encouraged to contact an experienced lawyer for legal advice specific to your situation or circumstance or to answer your legal questions.


term lease or date designated in notice for termination. For a landlord found to violate the above provisions, shall be liable to tenant for 3 months rent plus tenant’s actual damages, and tenant shall have defense to FED action by landlord. Tenant has a 1 year statute of limitations from discovery of violation of above to bring claim. Fixed term leases of more than 1 year converted to month-to-month where so specified in lease.

Except for (a) tenancies located in same building or property as landlord’s primary residence and under certain circumstances; or (b) where tenant has committed 3 or more violations of lease in preceding 12-months and landlord gives specified notice of same 90 days prior to end of lease or termination notice date, fixed term leases that extend beyond 1st year automatically become month-to-month, unless: 

Applies to fixed term tenancies entered into or renewed on or after governor signs bill.

Landlord and tenant agree to new fixed term lease;  Tenant gives notice in writing not less than 30 days before end of fixed term or date of termination as stated in notice; or 3 Any information found in this is strictly informational and not to be construed as legal opinion or advice by Ball Janik LLP or its attorneys on specific facts or circumstances nor a solicitation of legal business. You are encouraged to contact an experienced lawyer for legal advice specific to your situation or circumstance or to answer your legal questions.


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Landlord cannot increase rent on month-tomonth tenancies during 1st year after tenancy begins and any time after 1st year without first giving 90 days notice prior to rent increasing.

Landlord has qualifying reason to terminate as set forth above and gives required notice.

Other than for week-to-week tenancy, creates 7% rental cap increase (plus consumer price index) in a given 12-month period unless COO on unit is less than 15 yrs old or landlord is providing reduced rent as part of a federal, state, or local subsidy/program.

Applies to notices of rent increases delivered on or after governor signs the bill.

Tenant may seek three months rent plus actual damages against landlord that violates this provision. Tenant has one year from discovery of violation to bring claim

4 Any information found in this is strictly informational and not to be construed as legal opinion or advice by Ball Janik LLP or its attorneys on specific facts or circumstances nor a solicitation of legal business. You are encouraged to contact an experienced lawyer for legal advice specific to your situation or circumstance or to answer your legal questions.

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Senate Bill 608 Statewide Rent Control Changes & No-Cause Evictions in Oregon  

This summary outlines legal changes made in Oregon law under statewide rent control adopted February 28, 2019

Senate Bill 608 Statewide Rent Control Changes & No-Cause Evictions in Oregon  

This summary outlines legal changes made in Oregon law under statewide rent control adopted February 28, 2019

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