Oregon Rental Laws

Written on January 17, 2014 by , updated on November 1, 2017

Flag of OregonThis article summarizes the Oregon Landlord Tenant laws applicable to residential rental units.

The Official State Statutes and other reputable municipal sources were used to research this information.  All sources are cited appropriately.

With that said, landlord-tenant laws are always changing, and may even vary from county to county.  You have a responsibility to perform your own research and cautiously apply the laws to your unique situation.

If you have a legal question or concern, I only recommend contacting a licensed attorney referral service that is operated by the state bar association.

Official Rules, Regulations, and Guide

Security Deposit:

  • Security Deposit Maximum: No Statute
  • Security Deposit Interest: No Statute
  • Separate Security Deposit Bank Account: No Statute
  • Pet Deposits: Allowed, but not for service animals. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (4))
  • Deadline for Returning Security Deposit: 31 days (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (13))
  • Require Written Description / Itemized List of Damages and Charges: Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (14))
  • Carpet Cleaning: A landlord can only withhold deposit funds for a carpet cleaning if it is specifically mentioned in the lease, however PROPOSED Bill 2689 would eliminate that requirement. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (7a)(A))
  • Record Keeping of Deposit Withholdings: No Statute
  • Receipt of Deposit: Yes, The landlord shall provide the tenant with a receipt for any security deposit the tenant pays. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (2a))
  • Failure to Comply: If the landlord fails to comply with Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (13), or if the landlord in bad faith fails to return all or any portion of any prepaid rent or security deposit due to the tenant under this chapter of the rental agreement, the tenant may recover the money due in an amount equal to twice the amount. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (16))

Lease, Rent & Fees:

  • Rent Is Due: Rent is payable without demand or notice at the time and place agreed upon by the parties. Unless otherwise agreed, rent is payable at the dwelling unit, periodic rent is payable at the beginning of any term of one month or less and otherwise in equal monthly or weekly installments at the beginning of each month or week, depending on whether the tenancy is month-to-month or week-to-week. Rent may not be considered to be due prior to the first day of each rental period. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.220(3))
  • Rent Increase Notice: 30-day written notice for month-to-month leases. 7-day written notice for week-to-week leases. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.220(7a))
  • Rent Grace Period: 4 Days (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.260(1))
  • Late Fees: A “reasonable” flat fee is allowed only if it is documented in the lease and can be assigned on the beginning of the 5th day after rent is due. Further, either a daily late fee may be assigned beginning on the 5th of no more than 6% of the one-time flat late fee, or a fee of 5% of the monthly rent amount may be charged every 5 days beginning on the 5th. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.260(1)(2))
  • Prepaid Rent: Allowed (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300).  If “last month’s rent” is prepaid, it must be used for the last month of the tenancy. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300(9))
  • Returned Check Fees: The amount of the dishonored check fee may not exceed $35 (ORS 30.701 (5)) plus any amount that a bank has charged the landlord for processing the dishonored check. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.302(2b))
  • Tenant Allowed to Withhold Rent for Failure to Provide Essential Services (Water, Heat, etc.): Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.365)
  • Tenant Allowed to Repair and Deduct Rent: Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.368)
  • Landlord Allowed to Recover Court and Attorney Fees: Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.225)
  • Landlord Must Make a Reasonable Attempt to Mitigate Damages to Lessee, including an Attempt to Rerent: Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.410)
  • Abandonment Fee: Landlord can charge up to 1.5x the monthly rent amount to tenants who abandon the lease.  Members of the military and victims of domestic violence are exempt from the fee. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.302(2e))

Notices and Entry:

  • Notice to Terminate Tenancy – Yearly Lease with No End Date: 60 days or more from lease expiration. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 91.060)
  • Notice to Terminate Tenancy – Fixed End Date in Lease: No notice is needed as the lease simply expires. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 91.080)
  • Notice to Terminate Tenancy – Month-to-Month Lease: 30 days or more from lease expiration (Or. Rev. Stat. § 91.070), or 60 days if the tenant has has lived there for more than one year. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.427)
  • Notice to Terminate Tenancy – Week-to-Week Lease: 7 days or more (Or. Rev. Stat. § 91.050), or 10 days if the tenant has has lived there for more than one year. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.427)
  • Termination of Tenancy with 24 Hours Notice: Allowed in extreme situations when tenant is a danger to self or others, commits crimes, or has drug/alcohol violations. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.396Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.398)
  • Notice to Terminate Lease due to Sale of Property: 30 days (Or. Rev. Stat. § 91.070), or 60 days (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.427) notice if ALL of the following are true:
    1. The dwelling unit is purchased separately from any other dwelling unit;
    2. The landlord has accepted an offer to purchase the dwelling unit from a person who intends in good faith to occupy the dwelling unit as the person’s primary residence; and
    3. The landlord has provided the notice, and written evidence of the offer to purchase the dwelling unit, to the tenant not more than 120 days after accepting the offer to purchase.
  • Notice of Date/Time of Move-Out Inspection: No Statute
  • Notice of Termination of Week-to-Week Leases for Nonpayment: 72 hours – tenant can remedy during that time. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.394(1))
  • Notice of Termination of All Other Leases for Nonpayment: 144 hours notice, no sooner than the 5th day of the rental period.  72 hours notice no sooner than 8th day of the rental period.  Tenant can remedy during that time. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.394(2))
  • Termination for Lease Violation: 30 days. 10 days if tenant has a previous lease violation within the last 6 months. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.392)
  • Required Notice before Entry: 24 hours (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322)
  • Entry Allowed with Notice for Maintenance and Repairs (non-emergency): Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322)
  • Entry Allowed with Notice for Showings: Yes (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322)
  • Emergency Entry Allowed without Notice: Yes, but landlord must send notice within 24 hours after entry. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322(1b))
  • Entry Allowed During Tenant’s Extended Absence: Yes, landlord may reasonably enter if absence is greater than 7 days. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.340)
  • Notice to Tenants for Pesticide Use: No Statute
  • Lockouts Allowed: No (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.375)
  • Utility Shut-offs Allowed: No (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.375)

Disclosures and Miscellaneous Notes:

  • Name and Addresses: Landlord must disclose the name and address of the property owner and anyone authorized to manage the property. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.305)
  • Copy of the Lease: The landlord shall provide the tenant with a copy of any written rental agreement and all amendments and additions thereto. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.220(3))
  • Domestic Violence Situations:
    • Proof of Status: Landlord is entitled to verify claim of Domestic Violence status. Tenant must complete the form found in Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.453.
    • Termination of Lease: If a tenant gives a landlord at least 14 days’ written notice, and the notice so requests, the landlord shall release the tenant and any immediate family member of the tenant from the rental agreement. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.453(2b))
    • Locks: Landlords must change the locks if requested by a domestic violence victim, at the tenant’s expense. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.459)
  • Retaliation: Landlord must not terminate or refuse to renew a lease to a tenant who has filed an official complaint to a Government Authority, or has been involved in a tenant’s organization.  Other actions are prohibited. Read Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.385 for more information.
  • 100-Year Flood Plain: If a dwelling unit is in a 100-year flood plain, the landlord shall provide notice in the dwelling unit rental agreement that the dwelling unit is located within the flood plain. (Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 90.2280)

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  • Linda

    Continuing- the I was ask for a deposit two months after being there. This woman is the mother of whom I agreed with before I moved in. This woman kept calling and texting her daughter with harassing words, discussion about my business and contract. I know this is a falsified contract. The new contract was typed, the one I signed was hand written. There was nothing in the contract about me not parking in the driveway, no strict rules for my pet or the mention about the carpet damage was not done by my pets. Now I am homeless. The daughter and i had a verbal agreement but her mother changed all of that. I want to know if I should sue her for the false contract and harassment. HELP

  • Ashtyn

    Can a landlord charge a “month to month fee”? I live in Portland, Washington County. Our lease agreement says it will go month to month after the first year, but nothing about a month to month fee. It’s been a year and they want us to sign another lease or charge a $200 “month to month fee”. From what I can tell they can raise our rent but the fee it is not legal.

    • Jim

      Hi Ashtyn. I shouldn’t even be weighing in on your question because PTL is a country of its’ own in many ways. My question to you is: ‘what’s the difference in a $200 monthly fee vs a $200 monthly rent increase? Unless perhaps the $200 would exceed the 10% rent increase and trigger the PTL tenant relocation cost. Is renewing your lease at the old rent rate? or something less than $200? If so, then your LL may be using the $200 as a lever to get you into another lease term. Does the language of your lease address the rental amount when converting to a M/M rental agreement? Your question is somewhat perplexing without the benefit of the exact language of your lease agreement. If you’re really unhappy with your LL, why not seek other housing?

      • Ashtyn

        After the lease end date it says…”thereafter, shall be month-to-month on the same terms and conditions as stated herein”. The reason I am asking is because I want to know if it is legal to charge a “month to month fee”, yes or no. I feel that a property management companies or landlords should know all the laws if they are going to rent out homes. There are too many that I see trying to charge people for cleaning fees which I know are illegal. I just can’t find anything particular about month to month fee’s. And yes, $200 would be more than a 10% increase.

      • Wrong

        She said she is in Washington County. Therefore the rules for Washington County applies not Multnomah regardless of whether or not she has a Portland address.

        It is perfectly legal for them to charge more for month-to-month and there is no cap of 10% in Washington County.

        • Ashtyn

          I’m not sure you two are understanding my question. I know that it is legal for them to charge more for month to month. It is the term “FEE”. If they just raised my rent $200 it would be one thing, but they want to raise my rent and on top of it charge a “fee”. From what I understand of Oregon laws, only certain fee’s can be charged, and a month to month “FEE” is not one of them. I’ve know been told by other property management companies that it is an illegal fee.

          • Jim

            You might want to review ORS 90.302; that covers fees in general, especially 90.302 (8), There is a link at the top of this web page that will take you to ORS 90.302….

    • Akakai

      You should contact the Community Alliance of Tenants at (503) 288-0130. The people sponsoring this forum are landlords and have no specific knowledge of or interest in tenants’ rights.

      Also lawyers at the phone numbers below work specifically with tenants (all 503 area code):




  • Dana Lamont

    I live in an apartment and the last apartment I lived in had a place to wash my car now at my new apartment the landlord says it’s against the law to wash our cars???? Is this a new law? Or is he being a hardliner making up his own rules as he goes along???? Tenant turned landlord…AAhhh so damn frustrated with this guy…Any help would be appreciated

  • Alexa

    Our landlord is requesting we have the carpets professionally cleaned, while we are still residing at the home. We moved in one year ago and the carpets were new- we have done zero damage to the carpets, in fact they are immaculate in my opinion, (“normal wear and tear” of walking on them but they resemble the same condition they were in upon move in.) The landlord states she just wants to maintain the condition of the carpets- but besides this being an inconvenience to us (having to move furniture, etc) she is taking the carpet cleaning fee ($200) out of the refundable pet rent we have paid. (We paid $50 per month, so $600 for one dog.) The dog has not damaged the carpet. This does not seem legal to me, especially as we are not moving out.

  • Cat Cole

    In Jackson County Oregon, My senior neighbor has a grandson who has been on the lease about a year, he is troublesome and does not pay his portion of the rent on time, leaving the elder to pay it all up front and with no funds for several weeks. The elder wants the grandson to move and he refuses. The management company wants the grandson to willing sign a 30-day notice which he will not. Can the elder proceed with the 30-day notice without the grandsons signature or does the elder have any other way to get the grandson out?

    • Jim

      I would think that if the g-son’s name is on the lease executed by the LL, then only the LL can issue a notice of termination. If only the g-parents name is on the lease, then the g-parent can issue the notice. Whichever the case, the notice must be properly worded and served to be legal enough to stand up in court should it have to go that far. Sounds like it might be time to talk with an LL/T attorney.

      Sounds like a very nice g-son..

      • Tia

        I live in Portland Oregon. I rent a room from a lady I work with, her house. She charges 475 per room. I share the room from my son. I have my sister visiting for 2 months while her boyfriend is on the road. She is charging me 300 for my sister to share the same room. Two other guys share the same room and she charges the same amount for one room, only those two guys stay there for good. There is no contract or agreement signed. Is what she is doing legal?

  • Lynz B.

    Our landlord is selling his duplexes. Weve lived in one for 2 years.
    We paid last month and security deposit when we moved in.
    We currently are wondering if the last month rent can be used this month since he will no longer be our landlord?
    He asked us for rent this month,but its like im paying him additionally.
    We are month to month.
    No lease. We dont want to move.

    • Jim

      Generally speaking, all sums of money paid and on account will be transferred to the new owner. Your last months’ payment was for the LAST MONTH that you will occupy the property. If you do not pay your current rent, you may incur a late payment fee as well be in breach of your rental agreement contract.

      The new owner will have to honour the agreement in place until s/he chooses to change the agreement. You will not lose your last month rent prepayment. Just make sure you have the receipt for the last month rent payment in the unlikely event that the new owner denies having received the money from the selling owner. The new owner ‘steps into the shoes of the old owner’ in all legal & financial aspects. Hope this helps–

  • Jessica

    My current landlord who is also my former employer (I worked in the leasing office) is trying to make us pay for a full carpet replacement because we were here for less than 2 years. From my understanding should be prorated for the life it had left. They are also trying to make us pay for it before it is even done (they want a check the day we move out) without even knowing the actual costs. All I have been given are estimates. I know oregon law is 31 days after move out to send the tenant a written list of charges. I don’t believe what they are doing is legal but i could be wrong. Obviously we will pay for any damages but they act like people have $3000 just laying around and want the payment up front when you move out before its done.

  • Kathy Hodges

    Can a landlord use a “Washington State” lease in Oregon?

    Thank you in advance

    • Jim

      Of course. So long as the terms of the lease do not conflict with any Oregon Landlord Tenant laws. If the agreement referred to WA statutes, then that could be a bit sticky. Depends on just how generic the language was in order to avoid any legal differences between the two states. Any conflicting terms could possibly render the agreement null and void if the agreement did not cover the possibility of an unenforcible term. Most professionally drafted rental agreements will have a clause that states that should any terms be found unenforcible, all other terms shall remain in full force and effect.

  • Rick

    Can a landlord advertise a different rate for the same room according to the number of tenants???

  • sammi

    what if I’m in a fifth wheel trailer that i own but rent space, am in considered a renter?
    they have evicted me no cause to be out in 60 days. next question if i believe to of had someone /somebodies trying to break in, do they have to cover the change of locks….ben there over a year, domestic violence has been documented about 2yes ago before i son our eddudae
    Locks: Landlords must change the locks if requested by a domestic violence victim, at the tenant’s expense. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.459)

  • Ashley

    Do I legally have to give my apartment a copy of the key? The reasons I don’t feel comfortable doing so is they sub contract people out to do maintenance but don’t send anyone from property management out with them, so some unknown person is in my apartment. Whenever they’ve posted inspections I’ve always taken the day off to be here to let them in but they’ve never once shown up on the days they say this is also the case with maintenance requests. I don’t like the idea of my key floating around to who ever whenever.. Thank you

    • Jim

      Also, if you have to take time off work and they don’t show up, I would advise them that the next time you take time off work and they do not show up, you will be deducting your lost wages from your next month’s rent. Not sure how this would hold up in court but I think it would be in your favor if they have shown a propensity to cause you to lose wages at work through their negligence.


      • Ashley

        Thank you for your response. I know they don’t have a key because the old maintenance man changed the locks due to an old sitter I had stealing my belonging and having a key and he lost the key or misplaced it and is no longer with the company. Not my fault lol he was also very good at knocking on my door and asking for laundry keys all the time because he couldn’t ever find his. *insert eye roll*

  • Jim

    Most LL’s almost ALWAYS keep a key to each of their properties. We do. We also do not allow tenants to have the locks replace or rekeyed without our written permission. I would truly be surprised that the LL does not have a key. They only have to give you a minimum 24 hr notice of a need to enter for maintenance or for any other legitimate cause. You may not unreasonably deny them entry. You do have an absolute right to request your presence while they are in your residence. If it requires you to take time off work, you can request that they notify you with sufficient time to leave work and arrive home before they enter. We always suggest that our tenants be present whenever we have to enter for any reason. We work with our tenants. GL

  • Jeff


    While living at a previous apartment complex, I woke one morning to find my whole apartment flooded due to a faulty pipe. While the complex did hire Belfor to come repair the unit, they never cleaned the carpets which were gross afterwards. After moving out the complex I received a noticed that I owed my previous landlord $60 for carpet cleaning, and an additional $60 for extra carpet cleaning. Was my previous landlord not required to clean the carpets after flooding, and if so, are they able to just avoid cleaning the carpets until I moved out so they could take it from my security deposit?


  • Tj

    The landlord has a sign posted claiming the parking garage has 24 hour surveillance. I rent a parking space due to the security. My car is vandalized. I request copy of security tape and am told the cameras were never operational. Can I sue the landlord?

    • Jim

      Possibly. I am not offering any legal advice here, which is what you’re asking for, but— I would think you could sue under a ‘detrimental reliance’ cause of action. Also throwing in ‘gross negligence’ and possibly ‘fraud’. Fraud being the most difficult to prove. It might be an easier path if you turn it over to your insurance agent and collect under your comprehensive insurance coverage. You end up with your deductible, which you would be able to sue for in small claims court. Or sue for the full amount and then reimburse your insurance carrier if you collect over your deductible. One thing to remember. If you sue your LL, they are not going to be happy.

      • Tj

        Thanks. You got me to the right place. They have known its a high crime area too. Having signs that say they are not liable for damages or losses Im hoping I will be able to be granted a declatory judgement that the exculpatory signs are invalid based on constructive fraud. I am going to file in small claims court. My deductible is 500 and the repairs total 2800.00 Ill reimburse my insurance company the 2300.

        • Jim

          Sounds like you have it pretty well managed. Just a reminder. Ask for all of your costs/expenses in the original complaint. If you don’t ask for your costs/expenses in the complaint the court will generally not allow them.

          Good luck–

  • Kristy

    I have to move into a rental I own. I gave the tenants 60 day notice to evict. They stopped paying rent. Can you give a non payment of rent after 60 day notice or does it terminate the day notice?

    • Jim

      I am pretty sure that you can file the pay or quit notice even though you have previously served a NoCause termination notice. They are two different actions. Just make sure you follow the law for having the correct info in the notice to pay or quit and have properly served it on them. See (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.394(2)). Also, give them a copy of the ORS that says they will have to pay all legal fees and court costs if you prevail in court. It’s all contained in ORS Section 90

      Good luck

  • PB

    I own a duplex in Portland and one of the units after last inspection has a broken door jam from top of door to the floor. This is obviously not from wear and tear. Is this “Cause for eviction”? 2 room mates are on the month to month agreement. In the past there has also been two broken windows that we were not informed of until we notice upon a previous inspection. We want them OUT because they are not taking care of our property but…….

    I do NOT want to pay the relocation fee for NO CAUSE eviction.

  • Angel Lee

    I am renting out a room in a house as of November 1st and I came home from work to find my locked door was replaced with a new doorhandle and the keys to it sticking out. Everything in my room was gone through. There was no request by the homeowner to be let in my room, no reason given and no note about why my privacy has been violated! What can I do to protect myself? I feel violated and I need help.

  • Ricky

    I have been renting this house since 2008. I sign a yearly lease every June, have never had any problems with landlord. I noticed that the water heater was leaking and informed him of it immediately. After evaluating the water damage the land lord tells me that he is trying to get outta the rental business and wants to sell this house. He mentioned doing so in roughly 30days. Considering I have done nothing to violate the rental agreement and after reviewing the lease it does not say anything about him having the option to terminate the agreement for any reason other then the tenant violating the agreement. Can he evict me so he can sell the house? Am I entitled to the property until the agreement expires?

    • Jim

      Hi Ricky… If your lease agreement is as you say, silent as to the effect of a sale of the property, then the new buyer will purchase the property subject to the existing lease. The only way that your lease can be terminated before the term expires is for you to be in violation of the lease terms. The LL does have the right to show the property with a 24-hour notice. As it stands, it would appear that you have until the termination of your existing lease. The other possibility is for you to negotiate a “Cash-for Keys” deal [in writing]. Example: if you move out in 30 days, you get 100% of your deposit plus two free months rent. Could be profitable for both of you. If you need more info see a LL/T lawyer.

      Good Luck

  • Rebecca

    If I stay an extra day without the landlord approval while renting a room in a home what can potentially be withheld from my deposits? I signed a rental agreement, gave 30 days but want to stay until the first of the month. Please tell me 5he laws for this. Thank you!

    • Jim

      Hi Rebecca. It might depend on the exact language of your agreement. If the agreement is silent as to what happens in the event of a ‘holdover’, then you would probably only have a one-day pro-rata amount of the rent withheld from your deposit. I would suggest you contact your LL and explain that exigent circumstances have arisen and that you need the extra day. The LL cannot physically move you out of the property without a court order on an ‘unlawful detainer’.

      Go to the top of this web page and look up the law, presuming your living in Oregon, and go to section 90 of the ORS and you’ll find your answer. Otherwise, to get a legal opinion, contact a LL/T lawyer.

      Good luck

  • Your INFO

    A lot of your info is inaccurate…which is dangerous. it’s 90 days to increase rent in month-to-month. That changed over a year ago. There are too many errors to mention here, but I’d recommend NOBODY use this site for guidance.

  • Tammie

    We had a specific move in date. When we came to finish and sign the rest of paperwork and give them money order for deposits on move in day. We came with a U haul full of our stuff from storage. We had also given notice to current landlords at the time. On move in day after finishing paperwork, we did a walk through with landlord. The place was filthy. Disposal did not work, the master bathroom had a horrible leak under sink, a blown out outlet, and all the screens were blown out or with holes. After walk through it was obvious we were unhappy, they told us it would be another 7 days before we could move in. Later on they called and said we just looked elsewhere, to come get our M.O. Now no place to live and in hotel. Is that legal

    • Jim

      Tammie, so sorry to hear about your dilemma. I urge you to seek out a LL/T attorney and see what your possible remedies may be. If you truly have a case against the LL, your attorney may very well handle the case for free and get his fee’s from the LL.

      Good Luck

  • Laura

    I read through all the rules and regs but can’t find the answer to my question.
    Our (year long) lease expires late July. We received notice from the management company of our two options going forward – renew for 12 months or become month-to-month tenants with an accompanying rate increase. They are requiring us to sign a new lease by the end of May (two months before our current lease expires) in order to not be charged the month-to-month rate. Is that normal/legal?

    • Jim

      Short answer: Yes. If you do not want to sign a new lease, of course, that is your option. Just remember, barring any language in your current lease to the contrary your LL can refuse to renew your lease and you are obliged to vacate no later than the last day of your lease. I don’t understand your concern about signing a new lease two months in advance. It helps the LL not having to plan and begin the process of securing a new tenant. We have all of our tenants sign a new lease 60 days before termination of the current lease. If they do not then we understand they will be vacating at the end of their current lease.

      Good luck

  • Brenda

    My rental unit was broken into last Nov, 2017. I left a window unlocked and the perp gained access while I was away. What is my landlord’s responsibility when it comes to keeping my unit safe? In the summer when it’s hot I want to be able to crack open my windows. I thought it would be a good idea to install locking mechanisms so that a partially opened window cannot be opened further. Is this something I should have to pay for?
    Thank you.

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