New Tenant Laws Take Aim at Landlords

Real Estate
[accordion] [accordion-item title="Will Rent Control Save Portland From Another Housing Bubble?"] As a real estate agent in Portland, my answer is that I just don't know exactly. Rent control will almost certainly become a reality in Portland, if Oregon House Bill 2004 is passed (the legislation is now in the state senate). In addition to making landlords give tenants of over six months a full 90 day eviction notice, House Bill 2004 would also lift the state ban on rent control. One could make a compelling argument either way. Those opposing rent control may point out that areas which used to be high crime areas with rundown buildings are now getting fixed-up and becoming much safer and cleaner places for people and their families to live in. In that sense,…
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