Monday, October 17, 2016

Portland Cannot End No-Cause Evictions without Change to State Law, Lawyers Advise

The Willamette Week reports that the State of Oregon Legislative Counsel has issued two opinions on whether cities can pass laws banning no-cause evictions unilaterally.  It concludes that ORS 90.427 expressly permits no-cause evictions, and would have to be overturned prior to a ban. Ted Wheeler has stated previously that he believes the City of Portland has the legal authority to enforce such a ban. Portland Tenants United suggests that laws requiring landlords to pay relocation fees could still be legally enacted by the City of Portland. Read more.