I have rented room in my house to friend, she has been living in my house (I own) for over a year. She signed month to month rental agreement in April 2019. It has not been working out lately, and I asked her to move out. I am afraid she will be prolonging her stay. How long do I have to give her to move out? Is it 30 days as per agreement or is it 60 days because she lived here over a year? Can the notice be posted on her bedroom door or is it better to send it via US mail? Portland and Multnomah county has confusing laws on this. Thank you for your help!
I’m sorry it doesn’t seem to be working out any longer with your friend. Hopefully this doesn’t cost you the friendship on top of your tenant.
There are a ton of factors involved here...like you said Portland and Multnomah county are challenging! Luckily, there are some provisions that are, generally, more in your favor because you live in the property. But even those provisions have some exceptions that are unique to every situation. Add in to that Covid and the statewide moratorium on evictions and you’ve got an even bigger mess!
There are two options for you-read the laws and your lease terms (hoping you used an Oregon specific lease and not a generic lease downloaded from online??) very carefully, ask for advice here, and hope it all works out okay with your tenant. Or, pay a little bit of money and talk to an experienced attorney who will give you legal advice about how to deliver notice given your specific situation...which will save you money in the long-run.
I’m happy to refer you a name or two of attorneys if you’d like. The days of just giving opinion and experience on legal matters are in the past...with litigation in our city and tenant rights being so upfront, and your tenant is obviously giving you hints it isn’t going to be easy (otherwise you wouldn’t post on here), you’re walking into a mine-field. Pay a little now and you’ll save in the future!
Best of luck!
Thank you Mathew for your advice. I will take definitely your recommended attorneys references. It is better to be safe then sorry.
Yes she signed Oregon month to month rental agreement. She has not lost her job due to COVID 19 and has ability to pay and so far do so.
Thank you again.
I would still contact an attorney to make sure you are on the up and up, but according to SB 608 if the landlord lives on the same property (two units or less) they may us a no-cause eviction at anytime.
I would highly recommend reading a summary or SB 608. It covers a ton of tenant/landlord stuff.
Thank you For help and resources! She lives in my house renting bedroom essentially. It’s very discouraging least to say to help friend and then find yourself in precarious one as well. Feels like every good deed needs to be punished.