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I have a tenant with a history of mental health issues that

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I have a tenant with a history of mental health issues that is off medication and being destructive to the property other tenants are fearful the Sheriff will not remove him as he has not been harmful to himself or others he is an occupant not the lease holder what type of notice to vacate premises that is less than 30-60'days can I serve ?

Which state? Does the tenant who he lives with if he has somewhere else to go? Did you tell the tenant that he can be evicted if his occupant is being destructive?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Oregon. Yes the lease holder is his Mother she is working with our legal system to get him committed she has aske for the quickest eviction process to be served to him as she has been advised to leave the premises by law enforcement due to the fact he gets more agitated when she is there in the meantime he continues to do extreme damage to the property. He has moments of clarity and will understand the notice served the ambulance and sheriff could not get him to go on his own will so they say there is nothing to do. He has no where else to go.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I donut want a phone call , thank you
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Do not

If he is living with the mother and being destructive then you would need to evict the mother, since she is your tenant.

Oregon law allows termination and filing of a forcible detainer action if a party allowed on the property by the tenant is causing a destruction of the premises.

Here is the statute:

2011 Oregon Revised Statutes
ORS Volume 3, Chapters 90 - 130
ORS Chapter 90
90.396 Acts or omissions justifying termination 24 hours after notice.

Universal Citation: OR Rev Stat § 90.396 (through Leg Sess 2011)

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, after at least 24 hours written notice specifying the acts and omissions constituting the cause and specifying the date and time of the termination, the landlord may terminate the rental agreement and take possession as provided in ORS 105.105 to 105.168, if:

(a) The tenant, someone in the tenant s control or the tenant s pet seriously threatens to inflict substantial personal injury, or inflicts any substantial personal injury, upon a person on the premises other than the tenant;

(b) The tenant or someone in the tenant s control recklessly endangers a person on the premises other than the tenant by creating a serious risk of substantial personal injury;

(c) The tenant, someone in the tenant s control or the tenant s pet inflicts any substantial personal injury upon a neighbor living in the immediate vicinity of the premises;

(d) The tenant or someone in the tenant s control intentionally inflicts any substantial damage to the premises or the tenant s pet inflicts substantial damage to the premises on more than one occasion;

(e)(A) The tenant intentionally provided substantial false information on the application for the tenancy within the past year;

(B) The false information was with regard to a criminal conviction of the tenant that would have been material to the landlord s acceptance of the application; and

(C) The landlord terminates the rental agreement within 30 days after discovering the falsity of the information; or

(f) The tenant, someone in the tenant s control or the tenant s pet commits any act that is outrageous in the extreme, on the premises or in the immediate vicinity of the premises. For purposes of this paragraph, an act is outrageous in the extreme if the act is not described in paragraphs (a) to (e) of this subsection, but is similar in degree and is one that a reasonable person in that community would consider to be so offensive as to warrant termination of the tenancy within 24 hours, considering the seriousness of the act or the risk to others. An act that is outrageous in the extreme is more extreme or serious than an act that warrants a 30-day termination under ORS 90.392. Acts that are outrageous in the extreme include, but are not limited to, the following acts by a person:

(A) Prostitution, patronizing a prostitute or promoting prostitution, as described in ORS 167.007, 167.008 and 167.012;

(B) Manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance, as described in ORS 475.005, but not including:

(i) The medical use of marijuana in compliance with ORS 475.300 to 475.346;

(ii) Possession of, or delivery for no consideration of, less than one avoirdupois ounce of marijuana as described in ORS 475.860 (3) or 475.864 (3); or

(iii) Possession of prescription drugs;

(C) Intimidation, as described in ORS 166.155 and 166.165; or

(D) Burglary as described in ORS 164.215 and 164.225.

(2) If the cause for a termination notice given pursuant to subsection (1) of this section is based upon the acts of the tenant s pet, the tenant may cure the cause and avoid termination of the tenancy by removing the pet from the premises prior to the end of the notice period. The notice must describe the right of the tenant to cure the cause. If the tenant returns the pet to the premises at any time after having cured the violation, the landlord, after at least 24 hours written notice specifying the subsequent presence of the offending pet, may terminate the rental agreement and take possession as provided in ORS 105.105 to 105.168. The tenant does not have a right to cure this subsequent violation.

(3) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, someone is in the tenant s control if that person enters or remains on the premises with the tenant s permission or consent after the tenant reasonably knows or should know of that person s act or likelihood to commit any act of the type described in subsection (1) of this section.

(4) An act can be proven to be outrageous in the extreme even if the act is one that does not violate a criminal statute. Notwithstanding the references to criminal statutes in subsection (1)(f) of this section, the landlord s burden of proof in an action for possession under subsection (1) of this section is the civil standard of proof by a preponderance of the evidence.

(5) If a good faith effort by a landlord to terminate the tenancy under subsection (1)(f) of this section and to recover possession of the rental unit under ORS 105.105 to 105.168 fails by decision of the court, the landlord may not be found in violation of any state statute or local ordinance requiring the landlord to remove that tenant upon threat of fine, abatement or forfeiture as long as the landlord continues to make a good faith effort to terminate the tenancy. [2005 c.391 9; 2007 c.71 23; 2011 c.151 5]

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you . I had told the family that there is a 24hr eviction process and that I would check with legal experts to make sure it was still doable under the new state Landlord /Tenant laws.
Thank you , thank you , thank you !

You are very welcome. Best of luck.