TurboTenant’s Oregon lease agreement has been written and reviewed by Oregon lawyers and landlords. It’s been drafted to keep you compliant and covered as you rent out your property.
Click this link to see an example of the Oregon Lease Agreement.
The Oregon lease agreement is split up into three sections.
Section 1 contains information specific to you, your tenants, your rental property, and the details of your lease. This is all information that you add during the lease creation process in TurboTenant.
Section 2 contains clauses in accordance with Oregon law. In order to stay compliant with the law, you will not be able to edit any details in Section 2.
Section 3 contains general clauses for landlords in the United States. It was drafted with best practices in mind for the landlord, tenant relationship. Like Section 2, you will not be able to edit these details.
While you may not edit all of the specifics directly, remember you can add additional provisions that supersede any existing language in the lease by using the Additional Provisions section. This gives you customization and flexibility should you have unique things you want to ensure are covered in your lease.
Section 1 - Custom to You
Section 1 contains the custom details relevant to you, your tenants, and your rental property— who is on the lease, rent amount, utilities, etc. You’ll add these details during the lease creation process
We’ve set up the lease agreement in a way that is easy for you and your tenants to understand. You’ll see the main details you’ve added to the summary table at the front of the lease agreement. The remaining items—like smoking, utilities, keys, etc.—are outlined in the rest of Section 1 as you can see in this example Oregon Lease Agreement.
Here are a couple of other items in Section 1 worth mentioning:
Additional Provisions: this is where you can add any property specific rules, necessary local clauses, or other specifics you want to include. We recommend that you review any additional provisions with a lawyer.
Lost Key: if your tenants do not return all keys to you when they move out then they are required to pay for the full cost of rekeying the property.
Section 2 - Specific to Oregon
Section 2 includes language that is specific to Oregon. In order to help make sure you stay compliant with local laws, we’ve not allowed you to edit the details here.
There are some clauses in Section 2 that we wanted to call out so you understand how it affects you and your tenants.
Late Fees - Section 2.1
Rent is due in full on the Due Date. If Rent is not received on or before the fourth (4th) day of each month, a late fee of five percent (5%) of the unpaid Rent amount will be charged. All late fees shall be deemed additional rent for the month, and shall be paid and collected as such. Late fees will be assessed from the Due Date until the entire balance of unpaid Rent, accrued late fees, and any other charges are paid in full.
Security Deposit Provisions - Section 2.4
Security deposits requirements may vary quite a bit from state to state. In Oregon:
There is no state statutory maximum security deposit amount in Oregon. Typically deposits are 1-2 times the monthly rent.
If last month's rent is collected at time of Lease signing, it is defined as part of the security deposit and same rules apply.
Security deposit returns in Oregon also have some unique rules:
Landlord must return the security deposit within 31 days after the termination or expiration of this Agreement.
At that time, Landlord shall provide Tenant with a written accounting of any lawful charges or deductions.
Tenant must provide Landlord with written notice of Tenant's forwarding address.
Failure of Tenant to provide this written notice of forwarding address allows Landlord to process the unclaimed security deposit in accordance with state laws.
Fair Housing - Section 2.11
Civil rights laws of the United States and Oregon prohibit housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or familial status. There may be additional local ordinances that may include other protected classes. Please research protected classes in your county if there is a concern. All parties to this Agreement shall act according to all applicable fair housing laws.
Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detectors - Section 2.14
Tenant shall test the detectors at least every six months, replacing batteries as needed, and notify Landlord if any are inoperable. Removal or tampering with a smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector will result, without limitation, in a $250.00 fee and/or a Lease violation notice. There is some additional detail that we've included, based on the law, in our lease agreement for Oregon on this provision.
Notice of 100 Year Flood Plain - Section 2.15
Landlord has the duty to inform Tenant in writing at commencement of Lease if the property is located within a 100 year flood plain.
The clauses in Section 3 are standard to most lease agreements. Along with the rest of the lease agreement, we worked with experienced landlords to make sure you are following best practices in your lease agreement.
Military Personnel Clause/Family Violence/Sex Offenses or Stalking - Section 3.8
There is an extra provision regarding Tenant's special statutory rights to terminate the Lease early in certain situations involving family violence, certain sexual offenses or stalking.
Choice of Law - 3.11
The rental agreement will be governed and construed in accordance to Oregon's own laws. Also there is a requirement to consent to the use of the county courts in which the property is located.
Indemnification- Section 3.20
Tenant shall not be required to provide Landlord with indemnification for Landlord's negligence or misconduct.
Missing something you want to make sure is included?
This article only includes an overview of some of the details included in the Oregon Lease Agreement. You can read the whole agreement and double-check for specific details by clicking this link to see an example of the agreement
We wanted our lease agreement to handle the majority of use cases for landlords in Oregon. However, we do know that some rental situations are unique. If there are other specifics you want to outline in the lease agreement, you can do so in the Additional Provisions section while creating your lease agreement in TurboTenant. We recommend that you review them with a lawyer to ensure you stay compliant with the law.
DISCLAIMER: This lease agreement is not warrantied, either expressly or implied, by TurboTenant, Inc. as to their effectiveness or completeness. TurboTenant, Inc. does not provide legal advice. TURBOTENANT, INC. AND ITS SERVICES, DOCUMENTS, RECORDS, AND PRODUCTS ARE NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE ADVICE OF AN ATTORNEY. The user is advised to check all applicable state and federal laws before using this agreement, attachments, disclosures, forms, or parts thereof and to have them reviewed by competent legal counsel prior to use.