Portland Landlords

The Best Tools and Resources for Landlords in Portland, Oregon

Landlord Workshop

A successful in-person training entitled: Essential Tips for Being a Successful Landlord in Portland, Oregon

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Lawyer Interview

A Q&A discussion of the top landlord-tenant issues, with attorney Mark L. Busch, P.C.

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Official Laws & Statutes

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Common Portland Laws

  • Heating Requirements: Unit must be able to reach 68 degrees
  • Basements & Attics: Need permits to occupy and two exits for each bedroom
  • Smoke Detectors: Req. in each bedroom, CO detectors within 15 ft of bedroom
  • Nuisance Fines: Excessive trash, noise, weeds, etc.

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Common Oregon Rental Laws

  1. Security Deposit Maximum: No Statute
  2. Time Limit for Returning the Deposit: Must be delivered within 31 days after move-out & lease termination; w/ itemized receipts (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (13))
  3. Penalty for Wrongful Withholding: Up to 2x amount wrongfully withheld (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.300 (16))
  4. Are Non-Refundable Fees Allowed: No (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.302)
  5. Rent Grace Period: 4 days (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.260 (1))
  6. Limits on Late Fees: A “reasonable” one-time fee is allowed; w/ daily fee no more than 6% of fee, OR 5% of rent every 5 days after the 5th. (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.260 (1)(2))
  7. Required Notice to Enter: 24 Hours (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.322)
  8. Required Notice to Quit for Non-Payment: Cure or Quit within 144 hours after 5 days, 72 hours after 8 days (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.394 (2))
  9. Required Notice to Quit for Violation: Cure or Quit within 30 days, 10 if pre-offender in last 6 months (Or. Rev. Stat. § 90.392)
  10. Protected Classes:
    • Oregon: Marital Status, Sexual Orientation, Source of Income.
    • PDX: includes Age

Learn More: Oregon Landlord-Tenant Laws


Portland Rent Collection

Cozy.co makes it easy for portland landlords to collect rent from anywhere and never have to deal with paper checks again.

Have multiple tenants? No problem. We’ll deposit one clean payment into your account every month.

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Credit Checks in Portland

Forget about having to deal with your applicant’s sensitive information.

Cozy Credit Reports are powered by Experian, and are the most secure way to ask for someone’s credit.

Related: The Landlord’s Guide to Tenant Screening