Month: January 2020

pdx city hall

PDX FAIR Housing Rules Finalized – Here is what you need to know

UPDATE: The Final Rules were updated and posted Friday, January 31st, 2020. Here are the finalized versions of the FAIR Rules: PHB has not finalized language around the FAIR Ordinance, that is suppose to go into effect on March 1st. The latest drafts are below. You can also find them on their website. We will …

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For Rent

Evictions Can Be Expunged in Oregon

Senate Bill 873 went into effect January 1, which allows evictions to be expunged in Oregon under certain situations. Oregon Law has long prevented evictions older than 5 years being used against a prospective tenant in the screening process, but some landlords have not always followed this law. While the evictions were not to be …

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WA Capitol

Unintended Consequences of Residential Tenant Protections Law

Last year, Washington State passed SB5600 which changed the language around notices to pay or vacate. The change from a 3-Day notice to a 14-Day notice was intended to offer tenants in risk of eviction an opportunity to find assistance to remain in their units and pay their rent. The law, however, had some unintended …

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