Real Estate Law

Have real estate law questions? Ask a real estate lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I am a homeowner w a verbal month to month someone renting a…

Customer Question
I am a homeowner...

I am a homeowner w a verbal month to month someone renting a room from me. What do I do to evict her. I sent an email requesting she leave in 30 days

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Portland Oregon

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No. I sent her an email Sunday night

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
11/14/2017
Real Estate Lawyer: Ely, Counselor at Law replied 8 months ago
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 103,583
Experience: Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.
Verified

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer. Please note: This is general information for educational purposes only and is not legal advice. No specific course of action is proposed herein, and no attorney-client relationship or privilege is formed by speaking to an expert on this site. You may also be offered a phone call, but those don’t come from me and are offered by the website and you are under no obligation to accept.

1) If you are simply choosing not to renew the lease, then you have to give her 30 days notice under OR Revised Statutes Secs. 90.392 et eq. However, the notice has to be in writing. Email does not count. This means sending it to her certified mail, return receipt requested, or, posting it on her door and taking a photo for proof. IF SHE DOES NOT LEAVE within 30 days, then you have to evict her.

2) Eviction means filing a petition with the court, summoning her to court, and having a hearing. See HERE. Once this is done, if she still does not leave, you can get a WRIT from the Court and the police will come out to force her out.

3) If the lease is being terminated for non-payment of rent, the above all applies with the exception of the notice being for 72 HOURS, and not 30 days. If the lease is being terminated for some other material breach (say, she is smoking inside the property and the lease says she should not be), the notice must be for 14 DAYS and give her a chance to "cure" the issue before proceeding with the eviction.

"I STRIVE FOR FIVE!" My goal is to answer your question to your satisfaction. Please rate with five stars (★★★★★) and click SEND. It does not cost anything extra to rate. You may need to scroll left/right/up/down to see these stars. Rating my answer the bottom two stars or failing to submit the rating reflects poorly on me, even if my answer is correct. If you are not satisfied for whatever reason, or, have follow up questions, please simply reply with SEND before or after rating and let's continue to chat until you are satisfied. This is what I am here for.

Ask Your Own Real Estate Law Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a real estate lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Ely Your Own Question
Ely
Ely
Ely, Counselor at Law
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 103,583
103,583 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

Ely is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Barrister

Barrister

Lawyer

11,963 satisfied customers

17 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Lawyer

8,255 satisfied customers

Experienced lawyer

Ray

Ray

Lawyer

8,104 satisfied customers

Texas Attorney for 30 years dealing in real estate

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

6,208 satisfied customers

I have 30 years legal experience. Additionally, in CA I held a Real Estate Broker's license.

Dimitry Esquire

Dimitry Esquire

Attorney

5,526 satisfied customers

JA Mentor, multiple jurisdictions, specialize in business/contract disputes, estate creation & admin

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

103,583 satisfied customers

Qualified attorney in private practice including business, family, criminal, and real estate issues.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

3,540 satisfied customers

12+ yrs. of experience including real estate law.

< Previous | Next >

Related Real Estate Law Questions
I have a brother living with me in my house I need to have
Hi I have a brother living with me in my house I need to have evicted I currently live in Portland Portland Oregon by the the in the county of Multnomah by law I have to give him a 60 day notice now I… read more
Lori
Lori
Juris Doctor
1,848 satisfied customers
We have a single property in Portland Oregon and have
We have a single property in Portland Oregon and have decided to sell.. I am confused on how much time the tenant has to vacate the property and when is best to serve notice.. it is a month to month t… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,579 satisfied customers
My grandmother verbally told me that she wanted me to leave
My grandmother verbally told me that she wanted me to leave her home that my mother and I live in with her. My mother helps pays bills, but am I able to file a suit against her for unlawful eviction? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,963 satisfied customers
If my landlord doesn't have a signed rental agreement can
If my landlord doesn't have a signed rental agreement can she evict me. She gave me a notice with cause they didn't have any time to cure and none of the things that were are on the notice were true … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,579 satisfied customers
I took over the lease (I am the only one on it) of my apt
Hi Pearl, I took over the lease (I am the only one on it) of my apt this past September, and moved a new roommate in. I signed a month to month sublet agreement with her. About a month into living wit… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,963 satisfied customers
I lease a house in Oregon... i am renting a room on a verbal
i am renting a room on a verbal agreement to a friend..for for months now at $400 a month...I now would like her to move since she is complaining there is no laundry room … read more
P. Simmons
P. Simmons
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
3,540 satisfied customers
I have a couple questions about tenant and landlord laws do
I have a couple questions about tenant and landlord laws do you know about that? … read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,963 satisfied customers
I have only a verbal agreement with a person renting a room
I have only a verbal agreement with a person renting a room in my residence that includes paying rent monthly and before the month starts. I have received only 1 months rent after a month has passed a… read more
socrateaser
socrateaser
1,452 satisfied customers
I am a homeowner who went into an agreement in 10/2014 w/another
I am a homeowner who went into an agreement in 10/2014 w/another party to exchange room and board for gardening/landscaping. The relationship has deteriorated D/T her nonperformance of agreed upon dut… read more
Barrister
Barrister
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
11,963 satisfied customers
Im trying to help a friend. He owns two side-by-side waterfront
I'm trying to help a friend. He owns two side-by-side waterfront houses on an island in Washington state, one house he lives in and one house he's been fixing up to be a future vacation rental. An acq… read more
Ely
Ely
Counselor at Law
Juris Doctor
103,583 satisfied customers
Is this legal? My landlord is demanding 90 days. My discussion
Is this legal? My landlord is demanding 90 days. My discussion with her was for month-to-month begining June 1, for a lease that ended May 31st. I gave verbal notice to end my lease on April 30th and … read more
Richard
Richard
Owner
Doctoral Degree
4,518 satisfied customers
Hi - I need help with evicting my subleasor. I am on the
Hi - I need help with evicting my subleasor. I am on the official lease for my apartment and my room mate currently has a contract with me. She has not been up to date in paying her part of the utilit… read more
Ellen
Ellen
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
649 satisfied customers
I am in Oregon. let my friend and her son live at my house
I am in Oregon. let my friend and her son live at my house temproraily so that she could find a job. I have spent time and money trying to help her but she is lazy and sits around all day, and is verb… read more
retirementlawyer
retirementlawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,606 satisfied customers
what are my rights as a homeowner renting a room to a tenent
what are my rights as a homeowner renting a room to a tenent that has become accusatory towards me and verbally picking fights? Can i evict her? She pays rent on time, we have a verble agreement thats… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Lawyer
Doctoral Degree
8,255 satisfied customers
I am the homeowner and live in my home. I rented out a room
I am the homeowner and live in my home. I rented out a room trying to avoid foreclosure. There was a verbal agreement and the renter only paid half the rent for December. He is doing drugs in the prem… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
My daughter rented a room in her house. No signed agreement,only
My daughter rented a room in her house. No signed agreement,only verbal month to month. After being there three weeks (one week behind in rent already) he was arrested for "felony probation violation"… read more
ScottyMacEsq
ScottyMacEsq
Doctoral Degree
17,940 satisfied customers
I have been living in a house owned by a man I was dating w/o
I have been living in a house owned by a man I was dating w/o rental contract for 3 years. All utilities are in my name. Sometimes I give him cash, sometimes not.....We are breaking up and he wants me… read more
JBaxLaw
JBaxLaw
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
8,080 satisfied customers
Steps i need to take to get a tenant out of my 4 plex Gave
Steps i need to take to get a tenant out of my 4 plex? Gave her a 30 day no cause eviction notice on Sunday. She refused it and started yelling at me. I took my coat and walked passed her and she grab… read more
rvlaw
rvlaw
Judge
Juris Doctor
3,203 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x