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 Dwelling Unit where the Landlord has provided a Fixed Term Tenancy and notified the Tenant prior to occupancy, of the Landlord’s intent to sell or permanently convert the Dwelling Unit to a use other than as a Dwelling Unit subject to the Act.”
The following Administrative Rules and Process apply to Exemption 12:
The Landlord must submit the required REA Form to PHB.
The Landlord must receive an Acknowledgment Letter issued by PHB.
For Rental Agreements with lease dates on or before December 14, 2020, the Landlord must provide to the Tenant written notice prior to occupancy of the Landlord’s intent to sell or permanently convert the Dwelling Unit to a use other than as a Dwelling Unit subject to the Act.
For Rental Agreements with lease dates beginning after December 14, 2020, the Landlord must provide a copy of all pages of the Acknowledgment Letter issued by PHB to the Tenant prior to the Tenant entering into a Rental Agreement for the exempted Dwelling Unit.
In addition to providing a copy of the Acknowledgment Letter, as described above, the Landlord must provide a copy of all pages of the Acknowledgement Letter issued by PHB to the Tenant including a description of a Tenant's Rights and Obligations prior to issuance of a Termination Notice.
This exemption only applies upon issuance of a Termination Notice for a Fixed Term Tenancy or for a month-to-month tenancy that converted from a Fixed Term Tenancy upon expiration of the term. It cannot be used for a month-to-month Rental Agreement that did not begin as a fixed-term lease.
This exemption only applies to a new Fixed Term Tenancy where a Tenant does not currently occupy the Dwelling Unit. It does not apply to Rental Agreement renewals or replacements.
A Landlord must list for sale or permanently convert the Dwelling Unit to a use other than a Dwelling Unit subject to the Act within 60 days of the Tenant moving out.
The Owner(s) of the Dwelling Unit shall not receive an Acknowledgement Letter for this exemption more than once and is permanently ineligible to apply any other exemption to the same Dwelling Unit.
This exemption will expire 24-months after an Acknowledgement Letter is issued.