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.
In response to COVID-19, there are eviction moratoriums that may prohibit a landlord from issuing terminations without a tenant-based cause. See more information about COVID-19 landlord-tenant policy responses.
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 Dwelling Unit where the Landlord is terminating the Rental Agreement in order for an Immediate Family member to occupy the Dwelling Unit.”
The following Administrative Rules and Process apply to Exemption 7:
The Landlord must submit the required REA form to PHB.
The Landlord must receive an Acknowledgment Letter issued by PHB. An Acknowledgement Letter does not exempt a Landlord from complying with all relevant notice requirements.
The Landlord must 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 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.
The Landlord, including any Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit, cannot live in the unit during the 24 months after the exemption is used.
The Immediate Family member cannot be an Owner of the Dwelling Unit, the domestic partner, or spouse of an Owner of the Dwelling Unit or have been an Owner of the Dwelling Unit in the 12 months prior to or after issuance of the Termination Notice.
The Immediate Family Member must have reached the age of majority (18) or be a legally recognized emancipated minor.
The Immediate Family member must move into the Dwelling Unit within 60 days of the Tenant moving out.
The Dwelling Unit must become the Immediate Family Member’s Principal Residence.
The Immediate Family member must intend to reside in the Dwelling Unit for the 24-months after moving in.
The Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit shall not receive an Acknowledgement Letter for this exemption more than once every 36 months.