Landlords and Rent Control
landlords need to keep in mind
rent control isn’t an issue in your community yet, it may be coming.
For landlords, it’s always important to stay aware of what's
happening in your community. Pay attention to the local news where
your rental is located and attend town meetings if possible. As a
real estate investor, you can make your voice heard.
state legislation tends to focus on two core issues: the cost of rent
and the process of eviction. As you determine your budget and the
rent you need to charge, know that city or state regulations may
limit your rents now or in the future by updating legislation.
seen with the examples above, most laws and ordinances aren’t
universal -- there are generally different rules depending on the
size and age of the building. Know where your property falls with
regard to your local legislation.
never an easy process, but most laws favor tenants. As a landlord,
you’ll need to understand the process in your area before you need to
go through it. Documentation of reasons for eviction is critical.
Keep as many records as possible documenting the situation. While
it’s impossible to predict the future, one way to lessen your chances
of having to evict a tenant is through careful screening.
real estate investors can be an important part of the affordable
housing crisis and by staying aware they can protect both themselves
and their tenants.
Have You Heard?
Go to the Forms Store and
check it out
ORHA Forms Store
Rental Housing Association is now offering the “Application to Rent,
Form 1” free to all members.
You will be
allowed to print and download the blank form and instructions, by
clicking the following links:
also still buy and complete the fill-in Application Form 1, by adding
it to your cart.
Should I Be a Section 8
One of the
many decisions a landlord faces when establishing a rental property
is determining whether the property will accept Section 8 tenants.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program (historically and commonly
referred to as Section 8 housing) provides assistance to very
low-income families to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing.
This is a
great program from the low-income tenant’s perspective, but landlords
are often unsure of whether they should accept a tenant with a
Section 8 voucher. To help you decide, we’ve provided some
information to help you with your decision making process.
SECTION 8 HOUSING
Housing is a federally funded program, administered by your local
housing authority, that helps low income families and individuals find
housing they otherwise could not afford. Those who meet the income
qualifications are given a voucher through the Housing Choice Voucher
Program that covers a percentage of their monthly rental payment.
Housing is organized by state programs and their local housing
authorities. For example, the California Public Housing Authority
states on their website that they “receive funds directly from the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and uses
funds to administer the vouchers to beneficiaries of the program”.
know that most Owners/Agents who lose eviction cases do so because
they miscounted the days or hours on a notice or they delivered the
notice incorrectly. The “Delivery of Notices” section is a great
reference to aide in your success. Get this and more useful
information in the 2019 Forms Manual. Stop by your local chapter to
get a copy today! https://oregonrentalhousing.com/join
Portland Regulators Get
Tough New Registration Deal with Airbnb
regulators, through the city’s revenue department,t have reached a
memorandum of understanding with Airbnb requiring the short-term
rental company to provide data to the city and to remove listings
that violate Portland’s regulations.
have to provide the city the names and addresses of hosts to the
Lannom, the director of Portland’s Revenue Bureau, called the
data-sharing agreement “the toughest in the nation” in an email to
the mayor and city council, according to reports.
appreciate Airbnb’s willingness to engage with the City of Portland
on the pass-through registration data-sharing agreement. We look
forward to turning the page on our past disagreements,” Lannom said
in a release.
November 1, 2019, Airbnb will launch an online registration system
requiring new hosts to share their data with the City of Portland and
asking existing hosts to allow their data to be shared with the city.
Hosts that do not consent to having their data shared will be removed
from the Airbnb website by January 1, 2020.
ORHA Education Classes
local Association for details
Association can provide Continuing Education Certificates that allow
you to sharpen your skills and allow continued practice of service in
1-2 Hour Classes
Attorney - by an attorney
Form #60 -
One Form Does It All
For Rental Owners
Move Out's - Procedures
Management 101 LLT Law
The Art Of
Disasters - Now What?
Ask A Tax
Professional - by a tax person
Your Rental Policy
Attract The Best Tenant
Died! Now What?
The Roommate And The Aftermath
So Now You
Are A Rental Owner
3 - 4 Hour Classes
Housing and Reasonable Accommodations
Dark Side of Property Management
Tenant Law Introduction/Review
Move Out to
Screening, and Applicable Fair Housing Laws
Issues - Do Not Delay
The 2019 Oregon Rental Housing Association
Forms Manual is available now! Completely
A must have
for any private landlord or property manager.
the passage of senate bill 608, several forms designed by ORHA have
been updated to reflect the changes in the law. This manual is an
instructional guide on how and when to use these forms.
Call or stop by your local ROA office to get your
information, call the ORHA office at: