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When Is The Deadline To Pay Back Rent In Oregon?

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When Is The Deadline To Pay Back Rent In Oregon?

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Since March 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic has radically changed the rental market in Oregon because many tenants across the state were able to utilize Federal and Statewide eviction moratoriums to avoid paying rent from April 2020 through June 2021.

Now that the eviction moratoriums are officially ended, back rent is due, but the big question is when?

In this article, we will answer this question and provide you with insight into when tenants are expected to pay behind rent in Oregon.

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Back Rent Is Due by February 28, 2022

If you’re a landlord in Oregon or a tenant who owes rent, the deadline to pay rent in Oregon is February 28th, 2022.

That’s right, there are just over 3 months left for tenants to catch up and pay rent that they incurred during the COVID-19 eviction moratorium.

Tenants who don’t pay the back rent by February 28th can be evicted by March 1st, 2022.

Other Important Changes:

Landlords with renters that owe rent for the April 2020 – June 2021 period cannot:

  • evict renters for rent owed for this period (until March 1, 2022)
  • charge fees for unpaid rent for this period, and
  • report renters for past due rent to a consumer credit reporting agency.

Unpaid rent from April 2020 – March 2022 cannot count against renters in future rental applications. (Oregon law SB 282)

More on Oregon State Bar

Tip – Tenants who owe rent should consider applying for Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance by clicking here.

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Getting Ready For A Big 2022

2020 ended with uncertainty due to COVID-19 but as we get close to the end of 2021, it’s clear that 2021 is going to be a big year for the rental market in Oregon because we’re slowly returning to a normal rental market.

Hiring a property manager is more important than ever before because we save owners the time, money, and hassle of handling issues like evictions, and managing their rental properties themselves.

To learn more about the property management services that we can offer you, contact our Beaverton Oregon property management company today by calling us at (503) 447-7735 or click here to connect with us online.