Oregon Standard Residential Lease Agreement Template
The Oregon standard residential lease agreement is the most common rental contract, one which lasts one (1) year with rent payments made by the tenant on a monthly basis. Landlords are encouraged to screen tenants with the rental application before signing any type of agreement. The information collected through the application helps the landlord determine whether a long-term lease is suitable for the applicant. As with other rental contracts, a security deposit may be collected before officially authorizing a lease agreement.
Laws – Chapter 90 (Residential Landlord and Tenant)
- Carbon Monoxide (§ 90.316) – This form contains information on carbon monoxide detectors. If there is a source of carbon monoxide on the property, the landlord must install testers and provide instructions on how to use the equipment.
- Flooding (§ 90.228) – If the property is located on the 100-year flood map, the landlord must inform the tenant of this information.
- Lead-Based Paint – Required if the housing was constructed before 1978. The disclosure will state the current status of lead paint remaining on the premises.
- Outstanding Notices/Pending Suits (§ 90.310) – If the property has four (4) or fewer residential units then the landlord must inform the tenant of any outstanding notice of default or pending suits to foreclose a mortgage.
- Recycling (§ 90.318) – Applicable to all multi-family units of more than four (4) units that are located in an Urban Growth Boundary, the landlord must furnish instructions to the tenants on the ways to recycle.
- Smoking Policy (§ 90.220) – Must be given to every tenant to inform them of the smoking policy (if any).