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Oregon Landlord-Tenant Law 2021 – What Is A Habitable Rental Property?

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Oregon Landlord-Tenant Law 2021 – What Is A Habitable Rental Property?

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Owning rental property is a great way to generate monthly cash flow for investors but when it comes to following Oregon Landlord-Tenant Law in 2021, the properties that the landlord invests in must be habitable.

What exactly is a ‘habitable’ rental property in Oregon? In this article, we will answer this question, plus provide landlords and tenants insight into what it means to have a habitable rental property in our state.

Oregon Tenant Law And Habitable Rental Properties

When it comes to managing a habitable rental property in Oregon, these properties are classified as homes, or rental units where the landlord is taking care of basic needs.

The basic needs that landlords must monitor and improve include: repairing and maintaining plumbing, cooling, heating, electrical, and roofing.

Besides the basic needs, landlords must also make sure that the property is safe to live in, critter-free, and a place that families can live in without potentially harming themselves or their children.

What If A Property Is Not Habitable?

Let’s say that rental property in Oregon is not habitable, in this case, Oregon Landlord-Tenant Law states that a tenant has the right to repair and deduct.

Tenants who are considering repair and deduct as a means to make their property more habitable must communicate with their landlords so that the landlord has enough time to fix the problem for their tenant.

If the Oregon Landlord doesn’t fix the problem, the tenant has the right to get the issue repaired then deduct the money from their monthly rent.

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