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Portland City Council mandates that renters in Portland who are served a no-cause eviction or a rent increase of 10 percent or higher over a 12-month period or receive a substantial change in their lease terms or who do not receive the option to renew their lease must be paid relocation assistance by their landlord. Tenants must receive written notice for any of these events at least 90 days prior to the effective date, except for units being sold conditioned upon federal mortgage financing where a 60-day notice is required.
Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance applies to rental units within the City of Portland that are managed by a landlord or property management company and have either month-to-month rental agreements or fixed-term tenancies, such as 6-month or 1-year leases. Check to see if your property is within Portland city limits.
A Landlord is only exempt from mandatory relocation assistance requirements as outlined in Portland City Code if the Landlord meets the following requirements:
a. Issuing an Increase Notice;
b. Issuing a Termination Notice;
c. Declining to renew or replace an expiring Rental Agreement; or
d. Declining to renew or replace an expiring Rental Agreement on substantially the same terms except for the amount of Rent or Associated Housing Costs.
$2,900 (studio or SRO)
$4,500 (3-bedroom or larger)
A Landlord that fails to comply with any of the requirements set forth in Section 30.01.085 shall be liable to the Tenant for an amount up to 3 times the monthly Rent as well as actual damages, Relocation Assistance, reasonable attorney fees and costs.