August 7, 2020

This handbook has information for both tenants and landlords about the law relating to rent payments and evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, and about rent assistance that may be available. This information may also be helpful to public officials, courts, and those...

August 6, 2020

With Rent Due October 1, City and County Deploying Millions in COVID Relief 

Assistance prioritized for BIPOC communities will help thousands of households, but without more help from Congress, thousands of others will be left vulnerable to eviction.

With Oregon’s evicti...

May 21, 2020

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Informal Summary of Chief Justice Order 20-016*

A.  All courts:
1.  Must continue to conduct, with social distancing requirements:
     a. Trials necessary to comply with speedy trial requirements;
     b. In-custody juvenile delinquency adjudications;...

April 28, 2020

by Dirk VanderHart Follow OPB April 23, 2020 3:20 p.m.
Updated: April 24, 2020 8:25 a.m.

Oregon lawmakers approved more than $32 million in state spending Thursday, passing an emergency aid package meant to help renters, small businesses, domestic violence survivors, an...

No Non-Payment Evictions Allowed During Corona Virus State of Emergency

         The newest mandate by Multnomah County has made it so landlords can NOT evict a tenant for not paying rent if their income has been negatively effected by the Coronavirus pandemic mandates....

The city of Portland has awarded RPM Education and Christian Bryant an education grant to provide two full-day and six 2-hour classes free to the public. Subjects include the new state law, SB 608; and city of Portland laws establishing relocation fees, rental property...

September 26, 2019

The 2019 Oregon Legislature made sweeping changes to the state’s landlord-tenant laws.  None will have more impact than Senate Bill 608 (SB 608), which went into effect on February 28, 2019.  SB 608 made two significant alterations to Oregon law: (1) After the first ye...

Commissioner Eudaly’s proposals will only increase the problem of tenants who cannot afford monthly rent, rather than resolving it.

August 21, 2018

           If you haven’t already heard, Commissioner Eudaly’s office has been working on a proposal to regulate tenant applications, along with screenings, approvals, denials, and move-in costs related to residential rental units in Portland, Oregon. Earlier this week...


        The rental market is much more volatile than most people assume, the reason being that ONLY the currently vacant units determine the market. In real estate sales, the sales price of the house down the street, the one that sold last month,...

February 28, 2018

How can a landlord keep up and avoid being sued?

            If you are one of those real estate investors that dares to manage your rentals on your own, you have your work cut out for you. In addition to doing the actual job of a property manager, you have to stay up t...

As many of you know there has been a lot going on in Portland surrounding our industry. As of right now the only law change has been the Mandatory Relocation Fe

Protecting your rental property investment from the elements.

September 20, 2017

An article about political divide, natural disasters, and the unity of good people helping those in need no matter what their beliefs are.

September 12, 2017

Your voice really does carry a lot of weight and influence, you just have to let yourself be heard.

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Rent Repayment During COVID-19

August 7, 2020

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