Relocation Exemption Application (REA) Form to claim Exemption from the obligation to pay city Relocation Assistance as specified in Portland City Code 30.01.085.
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Before starting the form, please read the general instructions. Review the exemption description below to confirm it matches your eligibility. To select a different exemption form, follow the link to return to the exemption list.
“A Landlord that temporarily rents out the Landlord's Principal Residence during the Landlord's absence of not more than 3 years.”
The following Administrative Rules and Process apply to Exemption 5:
The Landlord must submit the required REA form to PHB.
The Landlord must receive an Acknowledgement Letter issued by PHB. An Acknowledgement Letter does not exempt a Landlord from complying with all relevant notice requirements.
For Rental Agreements with the lease date beginning after March 8, 2018 the Landlord must provide a copy of all pages of the Acknowledgement Letter to the Tenant prior to the Tenant entering into a Rental Agreement.
In addition to providing the Acknowledgment Letter as described above, the Landlord must also provide a copy of all pages of the Acknowledgement Letter to the Tenant including a description of a Tenant's Rights and Obligations, prior to issuing a Termination Notice.
This exemption only applies when the Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit have an ownership interest in four or fewer Dwelling Units, excluding the Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit’s Principal Residence.
This exemption only applies if the Landlord is issuing a Termination Notice.
The Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit must be Natural Person(s) to claim this exemption.
An Owner of the Dwelling Unit’s absence is measured from the last date he or she maintained Principal Residence to the date he or she returns to the Dwelling Unit.
An Owner of the Dwelling Unit must move into the Dwelling Unit within 60 days of the Tenant moving out.
The Dwelling Unit must become and remain the Principal Residence of an Owner of the Dwelling Unit for the 12-months after moving in or it must be sold.
The Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit shall not receive an Acknowledgement Letter for this exemption more than once every 36 months.