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  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    April 17th 8:30 am to 4:00 pm: Christian Bryant event flyer.pdf

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    HB 2004 B Was sent from the Senate President's desk to the Senate Committee of Human Services today.

     Link to notice:

    Here is the list of the Senate Committee on Human Services.  The list has live links to each member’s state web site.  There you will find their email and capital phone number.


    Senator Sara Gelser


    Senator Alan Olsen


    Senator Michael Dembrow


    Senator Tim Knopp


    Senator Laurie Monn Anderson


    Cliff CC

    C & C Rentals

    SOROA mentor

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 12:42 PM | Anonymous
    Posted August 10th, 2016 by Bluestone & Hockley Attorneys:  

    Many of our readers have expressed confusion over when a landlord can raise rent in Oregon anymore.  Specifically, they have asked us for help understanding how month-to-month rent increases should be handled after House Bill 4143 amended the Oregon Landlord Tenant Act.

    John D. asked, “The new restrictions prohibit a rent increase within the first 12 months of a month-to-month lease. After the first 12 months have passed, how frequently can I increase rents thereafter?”

    Along the same lines, Sarah K. asked, “I usually let my leases convert into a month-to-month after one year. After an annual lease converts into a month-to-month, when can I raise the rent and still be in compliance with the new law? Can I raise it at any time because a year has gone by or does the clock reset because the lease defaulted into a month-to-month term?”

    To answer these questions, we asked our attorneys, specialists in the Landlord Tenant Act, for some clarification.

    Though they advised us that the bill placed no restriction of how often a landlord can raise rent after the first year of a month-to-month tenancy, which is good news for John and others in his situation, Sarah’s question brought out the grey area of the recent bill.

    Due to the ambiguous language of the bill, the question of when to raise rents after an annual lease converts to month-to-month is up for interpretation. Therefore, the only way for a landlord to safely interpret the language of HB 4143 is to assume that the clock resets upon rollover into month-to-month.

    READ MORE: QuickFacts - When Can a Landlord Raise Rent in Oregon.pdf

  • Friday, April 07, 2017 1:21 PM | Anonymous

    The story of a cruise ship, a bad habit, and the most valuable $1 bill you will ever own

    My business partner Terry Lodge and I attended the recent National Real Estate Investors Association Cruise Conference. Our goal was to bring back as much of the investor education we received there to our members as possible. But surprisingly, one of the most valuable lessons we learned this year came from a random observation made while Terry was searching for a cigarette.
    Let me back up and say, if you are in any kind of sales, you know that your success comes down to a numbers game. The more contacts you can create with people, the more referrals you will get and the more sales you will close. Having the courage to start a conversation with a potential contact is the first battle you’ll fight on your way to winning the sales war. But telling a nervous salesperson that making new contacts is as simple as saying “Hello” is like telling a teenage boy that this one simple word is the trick to getting his crush to talk to him.

    READ MORE: The Most Valuable Dollar By Christian Bryant.pdf

  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:56 AM | Anonymous

    Please enjoy this months newsletter: April 2017 Insider.pdf

  • Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

    Dear SOROA,

    This morning, April 4th, the Oregon House voted in favor of HB 2004 and its amendments. It didn’t pass by much – the vote was 27 to 31. 31 votes is the minimum to pass a bill out of the House, and this shows the tremendous impact and response of our members! I want to especially recognize the energy and support our members put into contacting our legislators and lobbying against this bill. Our grassroots effort came very, very close to succeeding this time!

    The bill now passes to the Senate, where it will receive a first reading tomorrow and be assigned to a committee. Our work isn’t done, as there is still hope to defeat this bill in the Senate. Please watch for further updates and emergency alerts via email with more information about how you can do your part to stop this bill.

    Additionally, More Housing NOW! is a landlord advocacy group addressing these issues in Oregon. Visit and follow their Facebook and YouTube pages for more information and to stay informed as new developments arise:



    Thank you,

    Jim Straub
    ORHA Legislative Director

    LIST OF HOW THE HOUSE VOTED: House vote on HB 2004 B.pdf

  • Tuesday, April 04, 2017 1:05 PM | Anonymous
    The House just passed HB 2004 B: Yes 31; No 27. On to the Senate for tomorrows vote. Please contact your Senator to persuade them to vote NO.


    Alan DeBoer-  503-986-1703 Ashland to Medford-  Republican.-  He is in the camp of the Landlords and is a landlord by accident.  However, he represents all of Ashland.  He is brand new to the senate.  He still needs to be told of your concerns.  In one article, he said he was on the fence.

    Herman Baertschiger-  503-986-1702 Central Point to grants Pass- Republican.-  He generally supports small business issues. From conversation I’ve had with others it sounds like he will be siding with landlords. He took over for a vacant seat recently.  Will find out more and post on Web site.  

  • Friday, March 31, 2017 10:33 AM | Anonymous

    There is no time left - You need to act now!

    Friday, March 30th 2017

    Dear SOROA,

    You must continue to fight! You must call and email your legislator today!

    Yesterday, HB 2004 and its amendments (imposes rent control, changes no-cause termination law, and requires landlords to pay for tenants to move) passed out of committee on 5-4 vote and will head to the House floor for a vote in the coming week.

    The bill that passed out of committee this morning included six major provisions in the amendment which makes the bill worse:

    (1) Removes the current preemption on rent control put in place by the Oregon Association of Realtors and other industry partners.
    a. Contains few, if any, safeguards on what a rent control program will look like, despite the fact that economists almost universally agree that rent control programs are an abject failure.

    b. Rent control programs tend to harm those they seek to protect by discouraging development of multifamily units.

    (2) Eliminates no-cause notices for all rentals except for month-to-month tenancies in the first 6-months of tenancy.

    (3) Requires all fixed-term tenancies to convert into either an additional fixed-term tenancy or month-to-month at the discretion of the tenant. There is no opportunity for the landlord to terminate the tenancy other than for cause.

    (4) Requires a 90-day notice for sellers selling single family rentals to a good-faith purchasers, and may require payment of one-month’s rent.

    (5) Requires payment of one-month’s rent for just cause terminations of tenancy, unless the landlord owns fewer than 4 units.

    (6) Requires first right of refusal to prior tenants where significant improvements or upgrades are made to a rental unit.

    (7) Allows a tenant one year to file a complaint for any violation of Representative Meek’s bill with 3 months’ rent + damages due to the tenant.

    They waited until the last minute, the week of spring break, to schedule the committee hearing to discourage us from having our voice heard. The tenants union is touting the bill and its amendments as a “compromise,” but there is no compromise. This is a power play to force rent control and make it even harder to evict bad people from safe neighborhoods.

    Your legislator must hear from you today—prior to the entire House voting on this bill. We need you to email your legislator right now and follow up with a phone call to tell them you are opposed to HB 2004 as amended and ask them to OPPOSE on the floor.

    Log on to for an interactive map to find your state legislator.

    Call or e-mail your state representative immediately. This is a critical time for our industry. Together we must make our voices heard.

    Thank you,

    Jim Straub
    ORHA Legislative Director

    Link to HB 2004:

    Link to the dash 6 amendment to HB 2004:

    Link to Staff Measure summary:

    Oregon Rental Housing Association
    1462 Commercial Street N.E. Salem, Oregon 97301


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