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To be exempt from paying Relocation Assistance to a Tenant in a Dwelling Unit subject to Portland City Code Section 30.01.085, a Landlord must:
A Landlord may not increase a Tenant's Rent or Associated Housing Costs by 5 percent or more over a rolling 12-month period unless the Landlord gives notice in writing (the “Increase Notice”) to each affected Tenant: (a) at least 90 days prior to the effective date of the Rent increase; or (b) the time period designated in the Rental Agreement, whichever is longer. The Increase Notice must specify the amount of the increase, the amount of the new Rent or Associated Housing Costs and the date, as calculated under the Act, when the increase becomes effective.
A Landlord may terminate a Rental Agreement without a cause specified in the Act only by delivering a written notice of termination (the “Termination Notice”) to the Tenant of (a) not less than 90 days before the termination date designated in that notice as calculated under the Act; or (b) the time period designated in the Rental Agreement, whichever is longer
In the event that a Landlord is selling a Dwelling Unit to a buyer that is required to take occupancy of the Dwelling Unit within 60-days of closing as condition of the buyer's federal mortgage financing, then the notice period for the Termination Notice will be adjusted to accommodate the federal 60-day occupancy requirement so long as the Landlord pays the Tenant the required amount of Relocation Assistance prior to the termination date.
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.
Directions: Please have the property owner complete prompts 1-5 and attach the required documentation to this form. Applications will be processed through the PHB and will take around 1-2 weeks to process. PHB staff can assist with Relocation Assistance questions Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9-11am and 1-4pm. To receive assistance with your application, call or visit the PHB during those times. Complete Applications with required supporting documentation can be submitted at any time via mail, webform, email or in person.
A Landlord is not required to submit a REA form for the following exemptions:
1) Rental Agreement for week-to-week tenancies
2) Tenants that occupy the same Dwelling Unit as the Landlord
8) A Dwelling Unit regulated as affordable housing by a federal, state, or local government for a period of at least 60 years
9) A Dwelling Unit that is subject to and in compliance with the federal Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970
10) A Dwelling Unit rendered uninhabitable not due to the action or inaction of a Landlord of Tenant (This exemption covers Dwelling Units rendered immediately uninhabitable due to events including, but not limited to: natural (such as flood or fire) or man-made disasters (such as natural gas explosion)
For the purposes of the exemptions: "Accessory Dwelling Unit" is defined by PCC 33.205; "the Act" is in reference to PCC 30.01.085; "Duplex" is defined by PCC 33.910; "Dwelling Unit" is defined by PCC 33.910. “Principal Residence” is defined by Administrative Rule.
Disclaimer: The receipt and acknowledgement of claimed exemptions by the Portland Housing Bureau does not constitute verification that the Dwelling Unit, or the Applicant, is in compliance with other applicable federal, state and local laws.