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Landlord Tenant

Need Help With Your Landlord-Tenant Law Case?


As a landlord, you need to be sure you're legally protected by a lease in case anything goes wrong. As a tenant, a lease can protect your rights should you get into a dispute with your landlord. Rugged Law provides the best legal assistance for landlord-tenant law in Oregon when either side needs help.

Our rental agreement lawyer represents landlords and tenants in cases that center around a lease agreement. The basic legal parameters of your relationship are outlined in the lease, and it's important to understand the rights and duties of both parties.

Our law firm is experienced with the Oregon Landlord Tenant Act ORS Chapter 90. Contact Rugged Law today to speak with an attorney to learn more about landlord tenant law in Oregon. We conduct court filings and assistance for the State of Oregon primarily in Multnomah County, Washington County, and Clackamas County.

We will review your lease agreement, make suggestions about particular items prior to executing your lease agreement. For a minimal fee, you can prevent trouble down the road by hiring our experienced legal staff to thoroughly review your lease documents. We will ensure that you are not taken advantage of by your landlord or management company.


A lease agreement includes elements of real property law and contract law. It's important to get representation to understand all your rights. A rental agreement lawyer will let you know how our services can help protect you:

  • HOA
  • Landlord rights
  • Tenant rights
  • Security deposit
  • Housing discrimination claim
  • Eviction
  • Foreclosure laws
  • We have relationships with site testing professionals for toxic Radon exposure levels common in Portland


  • 24 hour or 72 hour Notice to Vacate
  • 90 Day No Cause eviction notice
  • 30 Day No Cause eviction notice within the first year
  • Bed bugs
  • Safety hazards in common areas such as cracks in walkways, or holes in stairs
  • Property has caused injury to you, a loved one, a pet or other animal
  • Familial Status Discrimination protection for noise complaints
  • Your landlord acts discriminatory towards you
  • Your landlord steals your deposit for unnecessary repairs upon your moveout
  • Your landlord raises rent by more than 10% within Portland, or by over 10.5% in areas ouside of Portland
  • Your landlord fails to perform requested maintenance or repairs on your property, whether your home is a house or apartment
  • Your landlord failed to properly remediate a potentially harmful hazard such as mold, mildew, or pest infestation
  • Your landlord enters property under your exclusive control without permission or without providing a full 24 hour notice
  • Your landlord exposed you to toxic smells, fumes, or gases related to improper renovation to your unit or another unit


  • Nuisance claims
  • Your tenant won't pay rent when it is due
  • Your tenant violates terms of the lease agreement
  • Your tenant refuses to vacate

We are here to help you with your legal needs

Give us a call for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment to meet with one of your attorneys.