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Are you interested in becoming a landlord? Several resources are available to help prepare you before taking the plunge and then support you after you have. To find not only landlord training and classes but also current forms, tenant screening services, updates on relevant legislation, and much more, look into the various professional associations for property owners and managers, such as the Oregon Rental Housing Association. Other Oregon landlord associations throughout the state can be found in the listing here.

In the Portland metropolitan area, two important organizations are the Rental Housing Association of Greater Portland and the Metro Multifamily Housing Association. Also, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Development offers a “Landlord Training Program” for Portland-area property owners and managers. Watch for upcoming spring training sessions, or call 503-823-7324 to provide your email contact information; they will notify you when those spring dates are scheduled.

Both potential and current Oregon landlords may find the following publications useful as well:

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Welcoming a renter into your home is a serious matter, whether that person is a friend, family member, or stranger. Becoming a tenant in someone’s home is equally serious. Make sure there is a lease.

Do you want to draft a Lease of Your Own?

1) There are “fill in the blank” forms, online and in print, but … there is no such thing as a free lunch, nor a Get Rid of a Bad Tenant (or escape a bad landlord) Free card. Use the online forms, but Caveat Emptor – and read on ….

2) Make sure you read about Oregon landlord-tenant law, Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS). The Residential Landlord-Tenant Act (RLTA) is a complex tangle of rights, obligations, and protections.