(2) This section does not create a right to increase rent that does not otherwise exist.
(3) This section does not require a landlord to compromise, justify or reduce a rent increase that the landlord otherwise is entitled to impose.
(4) Neither ORS 90.510 (1), requiring a landlord to provide a statement of policy, nor ORS 90.510 (4), requiring a landlord to provide a written rental agreement, create a basis for tenant challenge of a rent increase, judicially or otherwise.
If a tenant has a set lease agreement, the tenant may not increase the rent at all during the term of the lease, but there is no limit on increases when negotiating a new lease.
There is one exception - if a landlord increases the rent within one year of converting to condominiums, the tenant may be entitled to damages. I don't have enough information to know if that would apply to you.
You may also want to check with the city to see if there are any rent control ordinances available in your area, since there is no statewide law.
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