The Oregon month-to-month lease agreement is a document used by a lessor and lessee (a.k.a., the landlord and tenant) to define the rental terms for a tenancy with no predetermined end date. Due to the unique nature of this contract, both the landlord and tenant are able to cancel the arrangement by providing the other with at least thirty (30) days’ notice before the subsequent rental period. Both parties should understand that they will be held to the same responsibilities as a long-term lease. Therefore, the landlord should review every candidate with a rental application before authorizing a contract.
Rent Increase (§ 90.323) – A landlord can raise the rent of a month-by-month tenant by providing ninety (90) days’ notice, although the increase may not be made within the first (1st) year of tenancy. For week-to-week tenancies, the landlord may increase the rent at any point by giving the tenant seven (7) days’ notice.
Minimum Termination Notice (§ 90.427) – Ten (10) days’ notice for week-to-week tenants, thirty (30) days’ notice for month-to-month tenants.
- Carbon Monoxide (§ 90.316) – This disclosure provides information about carbon monoxide detectors. Tenants need only sign the form if there is a unit in the building that emits carbon monoxide.
- Flooding – If the housing unit is located in the 100-year flood map, it must be disclosed to the tenant.
- Lead-Based Paint – Only needed if the dwelling was built before 1978. The tenant must review and sign the disclosure to verify their knowledge of hazardous paint which might be contained in the dwelling.
- Smoking Policy – The landlord must have a set of rules in place about the smoking guidelines on the premises.