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Landlord and Tenant

Student Legal Services assists in landlord-tenant matters in Oregon provided the opposing party is not also a Portland State University student. We can meet with you to discuss you landlord-tenant matter during our drop in hours, which are posted on our drop ins web page.

Common landlord-tenant issues include:

  1. Evictions
  2. Security deposit withholdings
  3. Habitability issues
  4. Issues regarding payment of utilities
  5. Discriminatory eviction and
  6. Essential services (heat,water, pest-infestations, etc.)

Student Legal Services has also developed an extensive Landlord-Tenant Law Handbook for students, hard copies of which are available to students free of charge in our office.

For additional information and answers to general Landlord-Tenant Law questions, as well as links to other community resources, please visit our Additional Information - Landlord-Tenant Law page.

If you are renting a home or apartment that is currently going through the foreclosure process, please visit our Tenant's Rights in Foreclosure web page.

Student Legal Services can help you with a landlord-tenant matter during our drop-in hours. Please remember to bring your lease. A lease is an enforceable contract and it is extremely difficult to give accurate legal advice without knowing what the landlord and tenant have agreed to.