In Portland, Oregon the City Council under pressure from Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) and the current housing market has sought to provide relief to residents who are experiencing large increases or that are being given termination notices without stated cause.
The new law goes into effect on November 13, 2015. The law requires 9...
Nicholas Cook attended his first meeting as a committee member of Multifamily NW’s Government Affairs committee. As a new member Mr. Cook hopes to use his expertise and experience to help shape some of the future policies around Oregon Landlord Tenant Law.
It's not uncommon to think, should I rent my property out myself? It seems pretty straight forward, you put a few ads, meet some prospects and hopefully find a tenant. But, before doing so, ask yourself, what could go wrong? The short answer is, a lot. The leasing process is where a lot of do-it-yourself landlords find themselves in troub...
A lot of new investors don't truly understand what a capitalization rate is and why it is important. If you are serious about investing in real estate this is an important metric for your tool box. Learn in less than a minute what a cap rate is and how to use it to your advantage.
Recently the Oregon legislature passed a bill known as SB 91A. This bill will be effective 1/1/2014. This bill has allowed landlords to require renters insurance, expand non-compliance fees and has made changes to screening guidelines involving background checks. If you would like to learn more about this bill I have listed a link below.
A bill being worked on in the Oregon legislature known as HB 2639A would remove the choice landlords have when it comes to renting to section 8 tenants. As of now landlords have a choice. If you would like to learn more about this bill I have listed a link below.
At first a home warranty my sounds like a good idea. But what many landlords fail to think about is how the warranty works in application. Does the warranty save you money in the long run, what are the benefits and what are the drawbacks? In this short video you will learn if a home warranty is the right choice for you.