Fair Housing Matters – Landlord Liability for Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination By Bradley S. Kraus

While seasoned landlords are no strangers to handling tenant disputes, one particular situation – tenant-on-tenant discrimination – requires additional discussion and immediate action. Buried within the Oregon Administrative Rules is OAR 839-005-0206 which details specific theories of discrimination involving housing in Oregon.   One particular section involves landlords: (5) Tenant-on-tenant harassment: A housing provider is liable…

Legal Q & A By Franco Simone

Q: My tenant paid his January rent with a personal check. Several days after I deposited the check, the bank notified me that the check was dishonored because there were insufficient funds. I no longer want to accept personal checks from this tenant.  Can I demand payment of rent in cash? A: Yes, if your…