What Are A Tenants Duties When Renting A Portland Oregon Rental Property?
Owning a Portland Oregon Rental Property is an excellent way to build wealth while establishing consistent monthly cash flow.
One of the big questions that every landlord should have, especially if they are renting their property for the first time is what exactly are a tenants duties when renting their property?
In this article we will answer this question and offer landlords a ‘benchmark’ that they can use for what to expect from their tenants.
Tenant Duties When Renting A Portland Rental Property
Thanks to Oregon State Law, we know that a tenants duties when renting a property should include the following:
1)The tenant shall:
(a)Use the parts of the premises including the living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and dining room in a reasonable manner considering the purposes for which they were designed and intended.
(b)Keep all areas of the premises under control of the tenant in every part as clean, sanitary and free from all accumulations of debris, filth, rubbish, garbage, rodents and vermin, as the condition of the premises permits and to the extent that the tenant is responsible for causing the problem. The tenant shall cooperate to a reasonable extent in assisting the landlord in any reasonable effort to remedy the problem.
(c)Dispose from the dwelling unit all ashes, garbage, rubbish and other waste in a clean, safe and legal manner. With regard to needles, syringes and other infectious waste, as defined in ORS 459.386 (Definitions for ORS 459.386 to 459.405), the tenant may not dispose of these items by placing them in garbage receptacles or in any other place or manner except as authorized by state and local governmental agencies.
(d)Keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling unit or used by the tenant as clean as their condition permits.
(e)Use in a reasonable manner all electrical, plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air conditioning and other facilities and appliances including elevators in the premises.
(f)Test at least once every six months and replace batteries as needed in any smoke alarm, smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm provided by the landlord and notify the landlord in writing of any operating deficiencies.
(g)Behave and require other persons on the premises with the consent of the tenant to behave in a manner that will not disturb the peaceful enjoyment of the premises by neighbors.
(2)A tenant may not:
(a)Remove or tamper with a smoke alarm, smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarm as described in ORS 105.842 (Tampering with carbon monoxide alarm) or 479.300 (Removing or tampering with smoke alarm or smoke detector prohibited).
(b)Deliberately or negligently destroy, deface, damage, impair or remove any part of the premises or knowingly permit any person to do so.
(c)Remove, obstruct or tamper with a sprinkler head used for fire suppression.
(3)A tenant is not responsible for damage that results from:
(a)Acts of God; or
(b)Conduct by a perpetrator relating to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking.
(4)For damage that results from conduct by a perpetrator relating to domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, a landlord may require a tenant to provide verification that the tenant or a member of the tenants household is a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking as provided by ORS 90.453 (Termination by tenant who is victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking). [Formerly 91.775; 1993 c.369 §7; 1995 c.559 §16; 1999 c.307 §21; 1999 c.603 §20; 2009 c.591 §13; 2015 c.388 §7]
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