Landlord-Tenant

Portland's New Tenant Relocation Assistance Laws

At the beginning of February 2017, the Portland City Council adopted new housing laws that give tenants additional protections from the stressed housing market. Tenants affected by these new laws may be entitled to thousands of dollars in compensation from their landlords. Here is what you need to know about the new laws: Relocation Assistance…

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City of Milwaukie adds new renter protection

Milwaukie, Oregon has become the second Oregon city to enact new, important tenant protections. Milwaukie’s new protections, located at Chapter 5.60 of the Milwaukie Municipal Code, require landlords in Milwaukie require no-cause termination notices to give tenants at least 90 days advance notice. The new protections largely mirror those adopted by the City of Portland…

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City of Portland Adds New Protections for Renters

The City of Portland has just enacted new protections for tenants living within the city limits. Here is what Portland tenants need to know: Beginning in November, if a landlord wants to terminate a month-to-month tenancy without stated cause, that landlord must give the tenant written notice of the termination at least 90 days before…

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Trial victory – eviction and retaliation case

Today, in Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland Defender’s managing attorney Troy Pickard prevented an eviction won several thousand dollars for his client, a Portland-area tenant, in an eviction trial. The rental home in question had serious problems with its electrical and heating systems. The landlord refused to fix these problems and refused to negotiate about…

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Troy Pickard interviewed by KATU news

Last night, local news station KATU covered a story of another Portland family struggling with damage to their home and a laggard landlord. Troy Pickard was interviewed by KATU reporter Chelsea Kopta as an expert in Landord-Tenant law. Troy spoke with Chelsea about how many landlords feel that it is ok to allow their tenants…

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Troy Pickard appears on local KOIN 6 news

Once again, attorney Troy Pickard was featured on the local news. See below for the full story and interview: Tenants say management ignored their concerns   PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Many low income and disabled people living in a SE Portland apartment complex said on Monday that the management company has forced them to live…

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Attorney Troy Pickard to present at Concorida University

On April 7, 2014 Troy will present to Concordia University students how to be a savvy renter in Oregon. Troy will explain leases, deposits, habitability issues, and many more topics related to renters’ rights. This presentation is free and will will take place at 8:00pm in GRW 314. For more information please visit the Concordia…

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Tenant Evictions in Oregon

Landlords sometimes try to kick tenants out of the homes they’re renting. That process is called “eviction.” It’s also known as F.E.D., but it’s easier to just call it eviction. If you are a tenant (as opposed to, for example, a guest or a squatter) living somewhere with a valid rental agreement (verbal or written),…

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